Jimmy was to be born a twin, but when a premature emergency delivery had to be performed his unborn brother did not make it! Jimmy made it out of the womb but had suffered a stroke in the process which left him with Cerebral Palsy. He spent four months in the hospital and just one week before his first birthday he received a kidney transplant from a special donor - his own mother!
The first time we visited Jimmy's family, his mother gave us a tiny glimpse into the broken world of a parent with a special needs child. With tears rolling down her sweet face she explained, "Jimmy doesn't have any of the qualities that our world values...he isn't rich, he isn't smart, he isn't beautiful, and he isn't an athlete! He's a little boy that is different."
Oh, but then he smiles....and it's a smile that can melt your heart! It's an amazing feeling to see a human life that spreads such a degree of warmth that you intuitively KNOW this life is held softly and securely in the hands of the almighty God!
From that very first meeting this verse of scripture came to me and stayed in my heart throughout this project, "But many who are the greatest now will be the least important then, and those who seem least important now will be the greatest then." Matthew 19:30
Praise God that He has eternal eyes and He sees so much more than we do!
So today, here is just a small glimpse of the room makeover in progress...Please come back tomorrow to see more photos, the finished room, and all the volunteers who helped make this room possible! Happy Thursday!