I bought some beautiful PURPLE flowers today while I took a quiet/alone trip to the grocery store.
Purple has been my favorite color since I was a young girl. These days, however, it is my favorite color for greater reasons – Purple represents strength, perseverance, determination, fight, for pediatric stroke survivors. My son Isaac, almost 10 is one of these. His life represents these things each and every day. When the brain has been injured it can affect many areas of a person’s life. Quite honestly, I stand in AWE of the sweet, content, and well rounded young man he is – despite the fact that the truth is – in most daily things – daily communication, school, focus, relationships, physical activities, LIFE, – he rarely shows on the outside the great effort his brain is exercising to accomplishing these tasks. But sometimes on a rough day – it all comes purging out with some frustration, verbally expressed anger, and crying… AGAIN I will say – once we walk/talk through the emotions – he gets back in the game of life and carries on well. He’s a fighter! He’s a fighter, and as his mom I will never stop fighting for him. Through prayer, and every other avenue the LORD brings my way. I want to protect him when necessary, but I also want him to experience the difficulties so we can prepare him the best to understand himself, his challenges, and his God Who is bigger than it all and will ALWAYS be there to help him. I realize some cannot help but not understand how an incredibly calm and collected child could go from one extreme to another – God teaches me so much in all this – including forgiving those that may not understand, misjudge, or lack tolerance, for I can forgive them because of my own relationship with the LORD, as Jesus said, “Father, forgive them,they do not know what they do”. The Lord uses Isaac’s life everyday to inspire many. He is a fighter from day 1 – because He has God fighting for him. As Gideon was asked to go into battle – God has asked Isaac and our family to fight this battle. When Gideon feared he was adequate. God’s reply was “go in the strength you have, am I not sending you?”

God has chosen battles for us to fight in this life. All we do is go in the strength we have, and trust God to do the rest. And we can do this with confidence because we know God always wins!