So many fond memories and many more pictures I couldn’t show today. These are simply highlights of the many blessed years God has given me so far.
Miracles still happen. I know it. I’ve seen it. My nephew is walking proof.
As a baby, Levi was diagnosed with a rare disorder MECP2 Duplication Syndrome, which causes intellectual disabilities, developmental delays, speech abnormalities, seizures, low muscle tone, etc. The doctors didn’t know what milestones Levi would be able to accomplish. Would he ever sit without support, crawl, play with toys, ever eat on his own, ever speak, ever walk?
At first, his little arms and legs were flimsy like wet noddles. Without a miracle, he wasn’t going to meet these developmental milestones. But…Oh Yes…BUT… we knew and believed in a wonderful, awesome God who could strengthen Levi’s muscles. AND HE DID. As Levi’s parents worked with Levi, as physical therapists worked with Levi, as occupational therapists worked with Levi, as his teachers, and day care workers worked with him, God moved through their helpful hands. Levi’s body grew stronger and stronger. And now…He sits. He crawls. He lifts a fork. He plays with his toys. He flips the pages of books. He communicates with his hands and noises. He walks, all by himself!
To celebrate these accomplishments, Levi’s parents held a big party on Saturday. The amount of friends and family who flooded their lawn and barn moved me. The joy we all shared as we watched Levi stroll around was contagious.
Way to go, Levi. Keeping beating those odds.
Philippians 4:13, “I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.”
Thank you to Everyone for Their Prayers and Support.