Last week the youngest turned in his application to an assisted living situation, one which helps those with serious mental illnesses develop job skills and living skills. This is a MIRACLE. No , not the boom and it is done kind, but more of a step by persistent step miracle. And of course, God was present every single step, every single day including those days of seclusion when the youngest could not even leave his room but to his anxiety.
Today he went to the grocery store. Another small step by step miracle. Persistence to overcome the noise, people, the rhythm of stores in general with their music, and beeps and just noise. For me, you just tune them out most of the time, but for the youngest it is like an assault on his ears and jacks his anxiety into high gear. But he is determined to do this and has placed himself squarely in the driver’s seat as he takes over the directionality of his life. MIRACLE, yes indeed it truly is one of those little by little moving forward. Will there be set backs? Probably, but even then I am confident he will be able to come up with a plan on how to overcome them. Next week he goes for an official intake interview, this helps prepare him for future job interviews.
So my prayer today is for those step by step miracles especially when we want the boom, one and done kind of miracles. Thankful for those who continue to uplift the youngest in prayer, for the therapists, the doctors who have the patience to move step by step when we as parents want to see our children better- right now, but in their wisdom know that step by step is a better way. Thankful that the Sovereign Lord remains in all things , over all things and through all things and has immense patience with us daily. Amen