Arthrogryposis is a very rare condition, yet, today, I have read about a baby being born to a precious family, and she has Arthrogryposis, and two other families are adopting little ones who have Arthrogryposis.
It is unusual to see people who have Arthrogryposis. Even when going to the hospital, you don't always see it.
I am so encouraged that these families, each and every one of them are lovingly welcoming their children into their families, with all the love and tender care that all children deserve.
And for anybody who thinks Arthrogryposis limits: Well, it does.... but not totally. Erika's arms are effected and her hands are effected to a degree, but she is very good at knitting.
And though she can't bend her legs, she can use the knee board behind that boat just as great as anybody else! (better than mom) :)
But one of the best things about my Erika, is she LOVES HER MAMA! And I love her too!
I love them all. :)
"My Little Women" :)
“I pray because I can't help myself. I pray because I'm helpless. I pray because the need flows out of me all the time- waking and sleeping. It doesn't change God- it changes me.”
― C. S. Lewis
― C. S. Lewis
I believe in the sun even when it's not shining. I believe in love even when I don't feel it. And I believe in God even when He is silent. (quote found on the wall of a concentration camp)