Sunday, June 29, 2014

Justin's Angels In Disguise

Justin's Angels In Disguise
Justin and "Doodle"
As I began to ponder Psalm 121:2 KJV which states "My help cometh from the Lord, which made heaven and earth.", I realized just how much help God has provided for Justin.  Most people with special needs have very few people in their lives they can truly depend on, but this is not the case for my son.  From the time he was a toddler, people have been drawn to him and it has not changed as he has grown older.
My mom and dad are the first ones I believe are some of Justin's angels in disguise.  From the moment he was born, they have been there for us.  Accepting him as he is, they have always made sure he is part of the family.  As he has grown, I've witnessed the closeness that has developed between them.  For this I am grateful.
Joshua and Savannah are more of Justin's angels in disguise.  They treat him no different than they would other kids.  They play and fight just like "normal" siblings would do, but they also look out for their big brother.  Again, he is made to feel a part of the family.  For this I am grateful.
When we get out of the realm of our little family, I begin to look at the people from our church.  Here again I have found more of Justin's angels in disguise.  From his Sunday school teacher he has nicknamed "pickle toes" to both our preachers to members of the congregation, they have welcomed him and love him as he is.  For this I am grateful.
Justin has also been blessed with wonderful therapists and teachers who have helped him through the years, but one assistant stands out in my mind.  Justin has nicknamed her "doodle".  She loves him and looks out for him like he were one of her own.  Justin even threatens to tell "doodle" on me when he can't go to school.  She is another one of Justin's angels in disguise.  For this I am truly grateful.
In closing, I would like to say if we focus on the positive instead of the negative and take a look around we may be able to see the "angels" God has placed in our lives to help us.  As I look around now, I see these angels and many more.  We may even be someone's help and not realize it.
Thanks to all our "angels" out there who give so much of their time to make life better for Justin.  We love you all more than you know.
As always, thanks for reading.
Angela :)