A few months back, my sister-in-law and brother-in-law sent me a link to the University of Iowa. The have a program callled, REACH. The program is for college students with Intellectual Disabilites, Autism, etc… I read a little about the program when they sent it to me and told Dave about it, but never said a word about it to any of the girls.
Last night, I read every link on the University of Iowa website, watched every video, read about every class. I even joked to Dave that I was going to start the application process and we should visit soon…I know she is only 12, but when I get an idea in my head, I tend to run with it, QUICKLY.
I then tossed and turned as I thought about the future. I let my fears and doubts be the driving voice in my head. I replayed over and over questions like…how could she ever be that far away, could she ever get accepted, could she be THAT independent?
This afternoon, I was playing games with the girls on my bed and Camryn was sitting next to me filling out a Santa letter on her iPad and needed my help with writing in order to finish the statements provided. One of the final statements was… My Christmas wish this year is… See her answer below.
My tears just flowed. I said Cam you can do anything. I then told her about this college in Iowa that has a program for her. Last night, I forgot for a short amount of time that just because I am her mom and advocate, I did not create her. We serve a God who has proved time and time again that with Him anything is possible. God has a plan and a purpose that exceeds our understanding.
Cam, college. Cam, college. It has quite ring to it, right? Little does she know her Christmas wish of 2017, is planting a seed that will surly flower into the most beautiful future, a future with endless possibilities.
We will continue to put our trust in God.