I know it has been a while since my last post, but I am still overwhelmed by today'a Earthly Angel. As many of you know, I have posted about these amazing people over the course of my blog. For those of you unfamiliar with these posts, I will explain.
An EA is a special person. One who gives of themselves to help others in need. They are selfless and inspirational. Truly heaven sent.
But today's EA is unique and special. She is truly one of a kind.
Crystal blue unfocused eyes stare helplessly into space as her shiny sandy hair catches the glistening morning sunlight. Her story is a sad one, but one that must be told.
Nineteen years ago, a toddler inched her way toward a pool. Unexpectedly, and unknown to the sitter, the child sank to the bottom. Her heart beat strongly saving her life, but the child's oxygen deprived brain died. The once bright-eyed little girl no longer existed. Instead, a quiet, immobile one replaced her.
Devastated, her mother, father, and three brothers cared for her. Never giving up.
Tears streamed down my face when I heard this story. I wondered WHY? Why would God let this poor child live in such a state with no quality of life? With no hope for a future. With no hope of any type of comprehension. Not to mention the extreme hardship on the family.
As I blurted out my questions, the person telling me the story continued about the rest of her family. Then it dawned on me. This sweet soul was brought to this family to teach them a very important lesson.
The three boys (her brothers) learned love, sensitivity, caring, and respect for human life. These boys, now in their early twenties and teens are not your average young men. They are special because their handicapped sister unknowingly infused them with an amazing gift. The ability to love.
Isn't that THE most important lesson for all of us as humans to learn. For some this emotion is almost impossible to fully comprehend. Men, in particular hide, bury, and ignore, this precious emotion ... mainly because they just don't understand it or are afraid of it. Thankfully these boys aren't.
So many of us have been hurt by the ones we love. In this case, the love for this special child opened up the hearts of this family.
Although I am greatly saddened by this story, I am so thankful to be able to share it with all of you. I am honored to be able to write about EAs and hope to do many more posts about them.
If any of you know of one of these special people, a person who has given to you just for the sake of helping you, I would love to hear about it. Please leave your tale in the comments or email me directly. I would like to post at least one EA story a month.
Have a great day and weekend everyone!