He was excited to hear the news of Katelyn Grace. I just had to share a few paragraphs from his last letter regarding our precious little baby. One of the things that has been hard for us at times is the way many people act like Katelyn Grace is a burden, and that we are to be pitied. To us, Katelyn Grace is our youngest sister or daughter, a little personality, and the greatest blessing in the world! Mr. Sophocles captured these thoughts very well in the following paragraphs from his letter:
I am very happy to learn that you are enjoying Katelyn Grace so much. She may be less than perfect to human eyes, but in God's eyes she is more than perfect. From the photograph that I received, she appears to me like a little radiant angel. And she will most likely turn out to be much more than you expect when she grows up. I once knew a nice young lady who had been born with Down's Syndrome. She always would express concern that my father was working too hard, advising him to sit down and rest. Consider Katelyn Grace, therefore, to be a blessing from the Lord and not, in any way, a handicap or burden. There is a passage in the Scriptures from John 9, of which I am reminded:
"As Jesus walked along He saw a man who had been born blind. His disciples asked Him, 'Teacher, whose sin was it that caused him to be born blind? His own or his parents' sin?' Jesus answered, 'His blindness has nothing to do with his sins or his parents' sins. He is blind so that God's power may be seen at work in him.'"
So it is that God's power is at work in Katelyn Grace.
Our prayer is that the Lord would use Katelyn Grace to reach others. We can already see so many ways that her life has touched the lives of those around her. What a little blessing!