Today is a big day, a huge milestone for our sweet baby girl, and our family. Lilah started preschool today, a normal marker of growing up. It's just that we weren't expecting any normals, so a typical preschool sure seems like a big one. I am just so thankful. Thankful that she can go and enjoys going, thankful that they want her, thankful to have a break, but mostly thankful, and humbled, and joyous for how far the Lord has brought her.
I don't often look back at old blog posts. I'm not ready. It's like pouring salt on an open wound for me....it just hurts too badly to remember, so vividly, how it happened when she got sick. What we went through. What she went through. But, I'm glad it's there....a virtual diary, for someday. And today was one of those days, because it struck me, as I was picking her up from her first day, that this day, September 7th, is a big day. It was 2 years ago today.....that we found out she was sick.
Talk about coincidence, or irony, or providence, or something....that on the anniversary of something so dark, something so momentous for her would happen. Whatever it is, it is not lost on us. We are thankful beyond words... for who Lilah is, for a community that loves her, for grace and mercy in the hardest of times, and the unique blessing to be able to truly see a glimpse into His purpose and plan for her life. It brings me to my knees to read the kind and sincere words of many of you those 2 years ago, and since then. Thankyou. We continue to covet your prayers for her health, development, and protection.