Come, Follow Me," another sweet reminder of what I'm supposed to be doing, to whom I look for guidance. And then the program started.
It was actually kinda hard for me, watching those kids. Aaron actually isn't around kids his own age much, not typical ones. And even the youngest ones are more developed and advanced than he is. There is such a huge gap between him and his peers. Most of the time, I simply ignore it, but that wasn't working so well for me yesterday.
Then they sang "I Will Follow God's Plan for Me," and I really struggled to hold it together. Aaron's life is a gift and has a plan. It's so very different than other kids' lives, but it's his and has so much worth. And I'm supposed to maintain my composure through this??
When we got to Aaron's part, I was nervous and overwhelmed, and it was all I could do to push the button on the part he and I prepared together. And his little computer voice rang out:
"I love Heavenly Father and Jesus, and being with my family."
And I hid my face as I put his computer back down, wiping the tears. Each song continued to speak to me, although perhaps not the way others thought it might. "I'll Walk With You" seems to refer to a handicapped child who can't walk or talk like others, but my thoughts turned to some of my students and other kids I've known who don't seem to quite "fit in" and I remembered again that I need to be there for them and with them.
I was so touched by the Spirit yesterday, so many reminders. I will try to follow Him, to be like Jesus. And I hope that as I do so, my life's plan continues to develop and unfold, and so grateful for Aaron's job in teaching me to feel His love for me.