Perspective

Sometimes I find myself forgetting, more than I would like to admit, how blessed I am for the health of my child. I had an uncomplicated pregnancy and Carson has never once been to the doctors for anything but well checks. There are definitely times when I take his health for granted. In fact, sadly, I take a lot more than that for granted.

Since I work in the pediatric field, I come in contact with all different kinds of children.  I have the pleasure of working with children with autism, Down syndrome, cerebral palsy, and even children who are wheelchair bound. But these children, despite their differences, have so much joy. Whenever I see the joy on their faces, it is a huge wake up call to me. There are days when I get upset because Carson is crying or getting into everything, but there are children out there who would give anything to be able to use their legs or to use their voice to express their needs.

Our power went out last weekend so we went and hung out at target! So that’s why there are all these goofy target pictures!

Carson is such a a healthy boy and I am so thankful for that. I pray I never forget how blessed we are for my sweet boy’s health. I also know that anything can happen and Carson may not always be as healthy as he is now, but I know that God is sovereign over it all. I want to truly be thankful and not take things like this for granted.  I believe God puts the children that I work with in my life for a reason. Those children in a way might think that I am helping them, but they are actually helping me so much more! Their gentle, sweet smiles remind me of Gods goodness and hope. Today, I choose to hold my baby boy in a little closer and pray a sweet prayer of thankfulness over him. I also hope and pray that when he gets older I can instill thankfulness in his heart. I pray that he wil choose joy regardless of his situation and will always see other’s needs before his. When I think about some of the children I see, it definitely gives me a new perspective on things. My worries and troubles are no where close to some of the things people face on a daily basis.

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Psalm 106:9

Praise the Lord! Oh give thanks to the Lord, for he is good, for his steadfast love endures forever!

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6 comments

  1. Being Woven says:

    Praising God with you for your little healthy bundle of joy! Interesting that I write of my great niece who lives far too far from my, but through my sister’s voice, I hear a grandmother’s joy of this precious three year old. She called it “a child’s chaos” and she loves it!
    My husband’s great niece works in a NICU unit in Houston and the stories of “her babies” bring me to God for these families.
    We all must remember those little blessings that are from God, no matter what are circumstances.
    Glad I came by from Intentional Tuesday.

    • Savana Duncan says:

      That is truly amazing what your niece does! I couldn’t imagine working in a NICU! That is one tough job! It brings me to my knees with some of the stories I hear! Every good and perfect gift is from above! Thanks for stopping by!

  2. Lori Schumaker of Seaching for Moments says:

    Hi Savanna,
    What a cutie patootie you have! I miss those days so much now that mine are bigger. You are in a great position to keep your eyes opened to the world of children with health issues. Making sure to be thankful for all the good things is so important to keeping your joy alive!
    Blessings and smiles,
    Lori

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