Tuesday, February 23, 2010

AMAZING



Do you have a child that the same adjective gets applied to over & over & over again? I know that I have met some children & been struck with a one word description....that child is so BUSY, or what a CURIOUS mind, an OLD soul, a SWEET spirit.....

My 7 year old is that type of child. Nearly everyone she meets, people at church, parents of friends, her medical team, family, all seem to remark on how AMAZING she is. I have to agree, I think she's pretty amazing as well.

But, I was wondering WHY exactly is she decribed this way? I looked up the word AMAZING: To be filled with wonder and awe.

That doesn't really describe Lindsi. So, I looked up the word WONDER: To be AFFECTED by the EXTRAORDINARY....ahhh That's it. If you meet Lindsi, you are AFFECTED by her. She is Extraordinary.

Even from the very first day that I met her, she was different from all the other babies. There were 10 very upset & crying babies, & Lindsi, who sat on a nannies lap & took it all in. When she was handed to me, it was the Hallmark moment, she broke into a huge grin & never looked back. It's a true story, that others in our travel group would stop by our room & visit with her, while they were having to walk the halls with their own unsettled children. Nothing upset her.

It would take me all day to list the ways in which I have been affected by her extraordinariness. She is unlike any child I have ever known. I call her the perfect compliment to this sometimes scatterbrained, single mom. She is organized to the max. She is observant. Creative. She can learn how to do things by just seeing it a few times. She is helpful in so many ways. A delight. Although, she is not perfect, and must occassionally slip into the role of a 7 yr old girl. I think she does that just to keep me on my toes.

My heart explodes when I think of all the possibilities that lie before her in this life. She has achieved so much already, she's learned how to work hard for things. I can't wait to see what life has in store for her.

Martina McBride sings a song that says...."Everyone calls you Amazing, I just call you mine...." So beautiful, so true.

Happy 7th Family Day.....We are so lucky to blessed by your spirit each & everyday. It is only by God's infinite grace that I am her mother today. I would have never been open to parenting a child with her SN (deafness) when I adopted her. We have both come such a long way.......

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Jami's been short changed on the Blog lately, so my next post will be all about her...=) Stay tuned for some Jami Cuteness......

6 comments:

Laurie said...

Ok...crying here...and you are right, she IS extraordinary! (And I LOVE that Martina McBride song...probably going to use it on Hannah's China video...)

Lori said...

Wow, what a beautiful post about your BEAUTIFUL Lindsi! She really does sound like an AMAZING WONDER-girl!

What a blessing!

Mailia's Mom said...

Debby, what a beautiful heart-felt post of what it means to be Lindsi's mom. You're blessed to have her (and Jami too) and they are blessed to have you!
Happy, happy family day!!!
(((hugs)))

Mailia's Mom said...

PS.....as a fellow old-timer, I'm pulling for Mark Martin again this year. :-)

ourchinagirls said...

Happy Forever Family Day!!

~~Hugs~~
Christie

Kris said...

i feel like we are living the same reality Deb. you echo so perfectly exactly how i see M-n-M and how i feel about her...

lindsi IS one incredible little girl. we are so lucky, aren't we?

can't wait 'til we get a chance to catch up again (in person!).