The girls had a dentist appointment the other day. I know lots of kids (and adults) don't like the dentist, but we've never had that problem. And it didn't dawn on me until the nurse said, "Makenna, we need to take pictures of your mouth OK?" and Makenna grabbed her hand and looked up at her with a smile on her face and said, "Su-ure". I worried for a brief moment that when they were close to her face and trying to put the film in her mouth, that she would freak out. It's only been a week since our appointment in Cincinnati and the nasal endoscopy... I feared this would be the turning point in her temperment.
But it wasn't. She was a trooper. Opening up wide, holding still for the x-rays all the while cracking jokes with the nurses. I'm sure the nurses thought I was crazy as I leaned my head against the doorjam and smiled as I watched her get x-rays of her teeth. I couldn't help it. I was so proud of her and her resilience. I was reminded again of my belief that God doesn't give us more than we can handle. That's true for me and it's true for Makenna. I am by no means saying it's easy or always will be... but Makenna has been blessed with an amazing gift of acceptance and cooperation. He has given her the tools she needs to handle the things that come her way.
She has 4 year old shots next Tuesday and a trip to Chicago next Friday... Lord, grant her another week of patience :)