Wednesday, December 22, 2010

One Day You'll Love Your Fish Oil!

Dear Lovely Daughter,

Well, maybe I'm exaggerating just a bit about really loving your fish oil.  But it is my true hope that one day you will know how important it is to take care of yourself...and I hope that you'll know that taking care of yourself will probably always be different and more intense for you, but it is so worth it. 

I am so thrilled to have you back and to have the opportunity to work on the day to day issues...realizing that bananas are a problem for you, putting together the fact that when I loosen up and let you have gingerbread and pizza crust (even with no cheese) on several occasions, clothes start to bother you more.  I'm happy that you can go to school and function like the you that I know that you are.  I'm simply blessed to have you here.  Because there was a time when you were completely gone from us, when you couldn't stand anyone or anything and when you couldn't stand to be in your own skin.  And it seemed like we were going to be hunting for the right medication forever.  The one that would bring you home.

But God's hand has carried us through it all.  There have been so many twists and turns in our story...the story of you and of us loving you....that we would have never made them all were it not for God's guidance.  And even now, sweet girl, I know that we are not at the end.  More of our story will unravel.  Perhaps our entire story will be one of unraveling, one of doing what is best for you now and of always observing and bettering the plan. 

Fish oil, my girl, tastes pretty sweet when it is part of a plan that brings your soft cheek back to my lips and wonderful you back into the circle of our family.  You are why our family motto is "Never, never, never, never, never give up."

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