She wanted to be ordinary. She didn't like feeling different. She wanted to fit in with the other kids. She felt embarrassed getting picked up at her house by the disability bus. She wanted to walk to school with her friends. Because she was always getting sick, she wore leggings to cover her bare legs when girls were required to wear dresses to school. It was cold in the middle of Long Island winters. The teacher was kind enough to let her come into the classroom early so she could remove them to be like the other girls.
After her open heart surgery, she lost no time catching up. Running fast, walking to school, enjoying life.
She dreamed of an ordinary life; marriage, children, white picket fence. She loved to watch TV shows like The Walton's.
Her life has been anything but ordinary. The ups and downs, the good and bad times. Anything but ordinary.
She remembers she is loved by an extraordinary God. One who chose her. One who created her for His purposes. And so she surrenders to His will for her life which in His eyes is ...anything but ordinary.
Blessings and love,