My sister doesn’t see herself as a hero. We’ve talked about it before. She goes throughout her day doing what moms are supposed to do. She wipes noses. She answers a million questions. She makes muffins.
And perhaps those things don’t make her a hero. That’s just life, right?
But what she and her husband did on October 22 – and every day after that – does make them heroes.
They chose to give John Paul a chance.
On October 22, Jill discovered from her doctor that her son was developing without arms. No one had answers to the million questions that have surfaced since that day. Why did this happen? What other medical complications will he have? What will life be like now?
God had given John Paul life. And God had given John Paul to them for a reason. And they accepted that gift.
Today John Paul came into this world, thanks to his loving and courageous parents. In our sophisticated world full of medical advancements, many would have advised his parents to make a different choice.
But they chose to be heroes.