Fellowship of Saints and Sinners

Fellowship of Saints and Sinners

Blessed Imperfection: A Girl Learns to Jump, and Her Mother, To Take Her First Steps

The following guest post ran yesterday on author Amy Julia Becker’s blog, “Thin Places,” as an installation in her ongoing series, “Perfectly Human.”  The reflections materialized after an afternoon spent teaching my now three-and-a-half-year-old daughter how to jump off a one-foot step.  (By way of an update, Sam these days loves practicing this assignment from her physical therapists, and is becoming very good at it!)


I’m grateful to Becker for how she has let her own journey with a beautiful, little girl named “Penny” become both the stuff of her own transformation and manna for others, like myself, who are learning to do the same.  My prayer this morning is for anyone who has struggled with disability of any sort and for those who love them most.




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