The Gypsy Mama offers the chance to join her beautiful blog on Fridays and write. Just five minutes. Nothing perfect. Just get it down. I am not a writer. I am a Thinker. So this is a great exercise in release for me!
Our topic this week: Real.
I have had a Real week. Jack Mac got his first case of strep throat. Our first real painful episode with sickness. His autism played quite a role in the process. He couldn't tell me what hurt. He couldn't ask for specific comfort. He couldn't tell me. But he showed me. In his own real way. Real. You can't miss the signs for hold me, mommy. Let me lay down here, mommy. My favorite was him reaching up and smoothing out my worry lines on my forehead with one finger. Real words. From one soul to another. He told me. I listened. I prayed. God answered. Jack told me he was sad. With real words! That is a huge leap in our house. The encouragement all week was Real. Another mother reaching out to me with similar situations. A speech teacher encouraging me spiritually. A random phone call from a near stranger reminding me she loves our family. This week has been so Real. All in all, my Real God showed up. It was a blessing.
Hopefully this is the link back to the Gypsy Mama website. Don't know how to work blogger from the iPad too well yet!