There is a famous bicycle race in France that I was reminded in church on Sunday morning, that is a lot like my life these days. As I've mentioned before, I have 9 kids. Seven of them are adopted, I only say that because last week I got the comprehension testing results on my 17 year old. Ben has always been delayed, from the first day he came to live with us...early testing showed that he was globally delayed, and it didn't take long for the comprehension age and his actual age to start drifting apart. Even when he first started coming to our house to visit his sibs, at age two, we noticed that his behaviour and sounds were exactly like his 11 month old sister. It was like having twins! Well, last week we found out that his comp. level is that of a six year old.....someone said..'well, he can catch up'...they don't understand ...he'll never catch up, this is as good as it gets. On Sunday. my daughter, who is expecting her baby in three weeks was alarmed when the baby , who has been head down for months, decided to change positions and is now head up! Not a good scenario when you want to home birth! Not even born yet and already she's getting stubborn, her uncle says.....just pedaling away......waiting for that rest stop....it's the Amazing Race!
'I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith."