Shabby Miss Jenn

Monday, March 21, 2011

Angels Among Us

Wade and I have been in VA for the past two weeks. He's been doing some experimental treatment that I'll blog about in a few days. It has been a very nice and relaxing escape from reality. While staying here, we're able to come and go as we please, so we took the opportunity on Friday afternoon to enjoy the beautiful spring weather.

The first stop on our stroll was Walgreen's Pharmacy. Wade was already a little fussy because he was ready for lunch. As I was trying to console him at the end of an aisle, I looked up to the sound of a girl saying, "Hi. What's your name?" Wade was immediately mesmerized by her. He instantly stopped screeching, his eyes sparkled, and his frown turned into a shy grin. The girl continued to talk to him as she signed "I love you" over and over. She asked where he went to school, and I informed her that we were from TX. She said she had gone to a special school, but she wasn't able to go to college. She was so well spoken and polite and totally enthralled with Wade. She then blurted out, "Don't believe the doctors. They don't know what they're talking about." I said, "Yeah I know. They aren't God, are they?" She proceeded to tell me that the doctors told her mom that she wouldn't ever walk or talk, but she learned to do both at age 4 or 5. "So don't believe those doctors," she said.

After a few more "I love you's" and small chit chat with Wade, she reached out her hand to me and said, "I'm Amy. What's your name?" I was really struck by how mannerly and polite Amy was. There was an odd feeling surrounding me during those brief few minutes. While she was talking, my mind was swirling as I watched this beautiful interaction between her and Wade. "Don't believe the doctors" kept playing through my head as I was calmed by her presence.

All of a sudden, almost as quickly as she had appeared in front of us, she said, "Well, I have to go. I'm sorry to have bothered you. It was nice meeting you." I replied that it was a pleasure and not a bother at all. As she started to walk off, she turned back to us, held up her finger and said, "What's his name again?" I said, "Wade." She said, "Oh yeah. Well, I'll be praying for you." Then she kind of ran down the aisle and left.

As we turned to walk, I looked around to see if I could tell who Amy was with. I was intrigued by Amy and her ability to connect with Wade so easily. But there was no sign of anyone. Maybe someone was outside waiting for her. Maybe she walked to the store on her own. Or maybe she was my angel on Earth sending me a message to keep pursuing different avenues for Wade and to remind me that there's always hope. Because we all know that doctors don't know everything.


BlessedMommy said...

What a sweet stranger and very possibly an Angel. Just beautiful.

jocalyn said...

oh my...chills. she was totally an angel!

so are you home now safe and sound? i can't wait to hear about everything! will we see you this weekend at scotty's kegger ? :) hope so. if not, we need a get together again soon. kendall misses wade!

Kelly in TX said...

Wow, Jennifer! Great story!

Jennifer said...

We got back this morning. I hope to be there Saturday!

Michelle said...

This brought tears to my eyes! So glad you're back. Asher has missed Wade :)