A Beautiful Sight
This morning Baby and I went to church together. I've missed church and for many reasons we have not been attending regularly but today I felt we needed to go. Baby was the only willing participant.
I dropped Baby off in Sunday school and walked into the church alone for worship. I had a form to fill out so I wasn't paying too much attention to my surroundings. Worship started and as I looked up I recognized some familiar features on a man sitting in the front row alone. I was trying not to stare but my curiosity would not rest until I knew for sure that he had down syndrome.
As my mind stopped analyzing him and just looked at him I immediately got tears in my eyes. He was all alone and on the front row and had his hands raised and was worshiping in a way that I honestly have never felt free enough to (I am not talking anything over the top here. I am just extremely conservative in my worship). It was the most heart warming thing I have seen.
I quickly blinked back my tears and tried to compose myself but they wouldn't stop coming. I finally had to walk out and go to the bathroom.
I felt like I got some strange looks but I wanted to tell everyone. "No. These are tears of joy! That man represents everything I want for MY son with down syndrome. He is independent and he loves Jesus and is not afraid to show it!"
When I snuck back in to church I chose a different spot so that I could avoid blubbering through the whole service. I could still catch little glimpses of the man. I fantasized about stalking him after church but I controlled myself.
I am SO glad I went to church today!!