Monday, October 11, 2010

"They say I must be one of the wonders of God's own creation, And as far as they can see they can offer No explanation ....

"O, I believe
Fate smiled and destiny
Laughed, as she came to my cradle
Know this child will be able
Laughed as my body she lifted
Know this child will be gifted
With love, with patience and with faith
She'll make her way."~From "Wonder" by Natalie Merchant


"...we also rejoice in our sufferings, because we know that suffering produces perseverance; perseverance, character; and character, hope."~Romans 5:3-4

The words to this song and also this particular verse,which Caitlin and I had just talked about the other day,came to me as I was watching this little video of Miss Z.I think they each embody her indomitable spirit.And my wish, is that when people see Zoey and look at all she has been dealt and all that she has overcome,that they too will see all what we do.Nothing less.And ultimately,so much more.



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18 comments:

Denise said...

Man she works hard, doesn't she!! Way to go Zoey!! That was so cute how she kept turning away from you...little stinker :)

stephanie said...

I see the impossible made possible!

I love you Miss Z!!!!!

Cammie Heflin said...

I love this video!!! She is sooo precious!!! Addy will NOT move when she has shoes on, it drives me crazy!! I can see why shoes and pants are short lived at your house!!! LOVE YOU!

Kristen's mom said...

So cute! I just want to pick her up and give her a big squeeze.

ANewKindOfPerfect said...

Zoe is beautiful. I loved this video. Her strong spirit and lovely grin make me smile.

Googsmom said...

{{{{HUGS}}}}}

Zoey, I love you!!

Bea Braun said...

Oh my gosh. Marcus and I were watching the video together and laughing so hard! What an independent little thing. I like how she changed her strategy going down hill and how quickly she turned around every time you got in front of her! And her communication skills are amazing! Great video :)

karen gerstenberger said...

Thank you for your kind comment on my blog. I appreciate your thoughts and words. Your Zoey is gorgeous!

The VW's said...

There is no stopping your sweet girl! Look at her go! Amazing! I have a feeling that Miss Zoey will be going places! Love and Hugs!!!

Anonymous said...

The ever traveling Miss Z! twisting and turning too, when mom comes in your view...

Love it.

Aunt Bluebelle

PS Heather - do you have a cold - noticed your voice on video
Catching up o the blog- been down to Pittsburgh for a few days

blogzilly said...

The will to keep going...maybe that is what defines humanity overall, summed up in a few sweet moments spent in the company of a charming little girl.

You know, I don't know why I had not made the mental connection between Topamax and Zoey yet. While I was watching the video, for some reason my eye wandered right to the word Topamax in your summary. It jumped out at me since it happens to be the drug that my head-shrinker has me on to try to 'stabilize me', as he puts it.

Saw that you posted on Richard's blog...I knew you'd like him. You'd love him in real life, the two of you have a lot in common spiritually speaking. I have GOT to sit down and write his story one day, you'd really dig it, I just need to carve out some time to do it justice. It has to be perfect.

Shelly Turpin said...

I love Zoey! She is a delight. I love her independent spirit! Loved the video

Dawson said...

I can't even begin to explain to you what I see in her. Words just won't do it. What a miracle!!

Peter Olson said...

You go girl!

SECRET PEPPER PERSON: said...

This was hilarious.I have two combat crawlers who ruined pants by the hundreds of pairs! The Baby has partial paralysis and combat crawls using one hand to propel which is hard on her shirts so I buy over-all's in the thrift stores for floor time. I have to say I'm not sure what I would do with a bottom scooter like Zoe! Leather pants??? What a precious child.

Sewconsult said...

Zoey...equals the strong willed child! She is quite determined, which is why she has done so well. Hugs to you with all that you are handling.
Beckie in Brentwood, TN

Kristin said...

Love the video. She and Max need to have butt scooting races someday!

Elizabeth said...

That smile! That precious face! I love every second of the video --

And I'm burnt to toast as well -- and it actually does help knowing that others are as well but are keeping on...

Love and peace to you.