It had been a difficult day with Dani and her Autism. Our trip home from the workshop began with me being thoroughly frustrated with her disabilities.
In the midst of it all, however, God chose to give me a glimpse into her warm heart, which often seems cold and uncaring. For a brief moment we communicated as mother and daughter and it brought tears to my eyes.
It happened while driving home. I saw a man in a wheelchair "walking" his dog and thought she might be interested in seeing the duo. With arm stretched out, I pointed in the man's direction and said, "Dani look. The man is walking his dog!" Not expecting a response in return, I was completely surprised when she turned to me and signed, "sorry" "fix?"
Dazed at her clarity, it was clear she felt sorry for the man and was asking if he could be fixed. My eyes welled up with tears as I told her, "No. I am sorry. The man cannot be fixed."
As she looked at the man in the wheelchair, I looked at her and her own battle with disabilities. We drove home in silence as I fought back my tears and humbly asked God to forgive me for being so frustrated with her Autism.
Oh how I long for the day when we will meet her in heaven. Healed of her disabilities we will see her as God originally created her to be.
Revelation 21:4 "He will wipe every tear from their eyes. There will be no more death or mourning or crying or pain, for the old order of things has passed away.”