The stars aligned today and gave us a miracle.
Ok, maybe not a miracle, but indeed a joyous event….which in itself can be a miracle.
Gaby had just returned from taking Adriana to her physical therapy session. When she drove up to the house, Santiago’s school next door was preparing for a “march” to celebrate what’s called the “Semana de la Educacion Inicial,” which is a week of events to highlight the importance of preschool.
All the classes were lined up right outside the door, ready to march.
Adriana saw them and wanted to participate.
Gaby, who is much more in tune with Adri’s developmental needs, told her that she could follow the march in her wheelchair.
I simply would have carried her and followed the procession.
Lately it’s been a bit difficult to motivate Adri to use her chair, but this time, she wanted to do it all by herself.
She wanted to be a part of it all!
It didn’t end there.
When they returned, Adri was bringing up the back of the line in her chair.
So, we took her into the three-year-old classroom to participate in music class.
She sat in wonder of her new classmates, about 10 in all.
She moved her body to the music.
She pretended to sleep when the other kids did the same.
She got help from the teacher, Ms. Patty, who last year was Santiago’s teacher.
She laughed when the others laughed.
She held the maraca when it was her turn to play music.
She watched her classmates jump up and down to the music.
My heart ached and Gaby cried as we wondered what she was thinking.
“Daddy, I want to jump,” she must have been saying to herself.
But, she never complained.
And, although she didn’t want to leave, we brought her home, and she was happy.
Gaby’s intention has always been to take Adri a couple of times a week to school, but the timing just hadn’t worked out.
God imposed his timing on us today, and Adri attended preschool for the first time!
It was all unplanned by us, so in my mind, it was part of God’s plan.
And so we’ll continue down this new path we’ve been shown, anxious for every new experience!
And we’ll continue to pray that our hearts and minds are open to receiving the plans God has in store for us.
Much love to everyone!