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Trust ME.

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God said,‘Trust Me.’ when I wondered about Li-Ann in my womb.

God said,‘Trust Me.’ when the doctor saw a white dot on Li-Ann’s heart.

God said,‘Trust Me.’ when I decided not to do any further tests.

God said,‘Trust Me.’ when I couldn’t breastfeed Li-Ann when she was born.

God said,‘Trust Me.’ when we found out Li-Ann was born with an imperforate anus.

God said,‘Trust Me.’ when Li-Ann needed surgery when she was two days old.

God said,‘Trust Me.’ when we waited for the blood test to confirm if Li-Ann has Down syndrome.

God said,‘Trust Me.’ when I had to learn to take care of Li-Ann and change her colostomy bags.

God said,‘Trust Me.’ when we brought three month old Li-Ann for her first holiday in Malaysia.

God said,‘Trust Me.’ when I couldn’t understand what is global developmental delay.

God said,‘Trust Me.’ when Li-Ann had to undergo another two surgeries before she turned one.

God said,‘Trust Me.’ when Li-Ann’s surgeon told us she cannot be constipated.

God said,‘Trust Me.’ when I had to learn how to awaken Li-Ann’s senses.

God said,‘Trust Me.’ when Li-Ann began her therapy sessions in the hospitals.

God said,‘Trust Me.’ when Li-Ann went to school at Rainbow Centre for a year.

God said,‘Trust Me.’ when Li-Ann stuck out her tongue every time she opened her mouth to receive her food.

God said,‘Trust Me.’ when I was diagnosed with breast cancer and couldn’t breastfeed Li-Ann any more.

God said,‘Trust Me.’ when we prayed about homeschooling Li-Ann.

God said,‘Trust Me.’ when Li-Ann didn’t walk until she was two years old.

God said,‘Trust Me.’ when we made little progress in encouraging Li-Ann to articulate clearly.

God said,‘Trust Me.’ when Li-Ann refused to pick up a toy when she was told.

God said,‘Trust Me.’ when Li-Ann couldn’t cycle even though our backs ached terribly from bending over too much.

God said,‘Trust Me.’ when she didn’t want to fold or hang the clothes.

God said,‘Trust Me.’ when we had to train Li-Ann to eat with a spoon and a fork on a plate.

God said,‘Trust Me.’ when we discovered Li-Ann still couldn’t jump at five years of age.

God said,‘Trust Me.’ when she picked up bad habits from her siblings.

God said,‘Trust Me.’ when she had to walk A LOT during our holiday in Beijing.

God said,‘Trust Me.’ when she was on stage during the ARISE! Worship concert.

God says,‘Trust Me.’ because He will teach Li-Ann to read and write.

God says,‘Trust Me.’ because He will teach Li-Ann to count.

God says,‘Trust Me.’ because He will teach Li-Ann about shapes and colours.

God says,‘Trust Me.’ because He will teach her to communicate intelligibly.

God says,‘Trust Me.’ because He will provide opportunities for her to learn how to take care of herself.

God says,‘Trust Me.’ because He will strengthen her muscles so she can enjoy swimming and other sports.

God says,‘Trust Me.’ because He will show her how to relate to others.

God says,‘Trust Me.’ because He loves Li-Ann much more than me.

God says,‘Trust Me.’

written in September 2010

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Author: Apple

HULLO THERE!!! I am a stay home mom and I homeschool my three children. On my blog, I share our homeschooling journey and also how I help my children, especially the youngest, who has Down syndrome, to be as independent as possible.

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