The bittersweet trip to our neighborhood elementary school came way too soon. What was once a private family nucleolus would now become collective as my tiny little girl entered the big doors of public school. Gone would be the church preschool days of reminding my child, “Now, what would Jesus do?” Now I cried from the car window as I watched her little brown curls bounce with each step, “Mommy loves you and may the Lord be with you when I can’t be.”
Before this big day could occur we had to pass “our” first test…a Kindergarten well-child exam. I quickly made an appointment at Kelsey-Seybold Clinic. As the female doctor examined Kellie she nonchalantly asked, “Has Kellie ever had a chromosome test?” I shook my head no. She continued, “Well, it’s just a simple blood test.” Kellie’s dark brown eyes turned to me sharply to convey there was no way she would consent to this kind of test. I knew a simple trip to McDonalds on the way home would take care of her pain.
Within days I received a call that the doctor needed to talk to me. I arrived at her office and heard the diagnoses of something called Turner Syndrome. Only one word penetrated my ears; syndrome. I immediately zoned my thoughts towards other things as the doctor’s voice began to fade into nothingness. Devastated by the association of a syndrome with my perfectly healthy baby was more than I could handle by myself. I cried all the way home wondering what kind of future this would bring to my child. But, I knew whatever the future held…we would hold it together as we were held in His hands.
More about Turner next week…
“For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother’s womb. I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well. My frame was not hidden from you when I was made in the secret place, when I was woven together in the depths of the earth. Your eyes saw my unformed body. All the days ordained for me were written in your book before one of them came to be.” Psalm 139:13-16
Praise God that He never makes a mistake. Everything created by Him is for Him. Every human has a great purpose. Thank Him for making you just the way He designed you to be.