September 23, 2007
Spina Bifida Picnic
Saturday we were invited by the West Michigan Spina Bifida Association to their annual picnic. We decided last minute to attend and were a little nervous about going. We had a Youth Leaders meeting that day and guess where the picnic was, about 1 1/2 miles away. So, we dropped in and met parents and children in our area with Spina Bifida. They were very kind and encouraging to us. It was good to talk with a few parents about their experiences and with a few of the kids about school and other activities. It was wonderful to hear that out of the kids we met they all attend schools in our area that integrate them into the classroom and a few of them are involved in hockey, tennis and basketball. We are very blessed to have access to these activities nearby. It was also hard not to notice that they were all in wheelchairs. We left with a more realistic view of what our family's future holds and disappointed that Whitney may have to be in a wheelchair. We are holding on to hope knowing that God can do a miraculous work in this little one's body and we will not cease praying for that.