Some Call it Naive, We Call it Faith
Every one of us has a purpose. A reason why God placed us here. Although at times rocky, our paths in which He has created and chosen for each of us becomes evident. As parents to a child with a diagnosed syndrome, everyone and anyone offer their experience, advice, opinion and expectations. We have learned to take it all with a grain of salt. Why? The reason is quite simple. We know that God has a purpose for Mason in this lifetime. Mason’s purpose without a doubt is to inspire. We were and still are told that we shouldn’t expect Mason to be doing certain things at certain times. That this terrible syndrome would more often than not, hinder all belief that he will even be able to do what you and I take for granted everyday. When faced with every reason to give up, we have faithfully believed that God has placed Mason here for a very specific purpose. We have not turned away from the Lord as it seems that would be easier at times. We have FAITHFULLY prayed that Mason would be the miracle, that he would make a difference. We have not, for even one second, let those beliefs about what Mason won’t do, stop the constant optimism and drive we try to instill in Mason each day. Mommy always tells him, “Persistence pays off!”
Mason Anthony is the most inspiring little boy we know. Although he doesn’t know differently, he pushes through everything. When there is something in his way, he gets past it. If something is out of reach, you better believe he finds a way to grab it. The odds are more or less not in his favor in most situations, but by the grace of God, we have become stronger, more faithful as a family and in God for it. Without Mason, that faithfullness would never be as strong. Our son has taught us that God is faithful and that He does answer prayers. He has taught us that slow and steady really does win the race. We are forever honored and humbled to have such an inspiring son. We thought we would share a glimpse of how will and determination pays off! God Bless you all!