I take great offence when I hear kids or adults use the "R" word (retarded). Little do they know it mean "s-l-o-w" not stupid. Having a s-l-o-w child is not in society's majority ... so comes the lack of understanding by that majority. What my child lacks in speed he makes up for in love. He loves his dog, Miss Holly. Lately when he rambles about his love for me, he's been calling me "Ho-nn-y" (L's are difficult for him to pronounce). I know he's trying to express his love in the same language tone he uses for his pooch. Today, when dh called, Nathan started calling him "Ho-nn-y" ... I had a little explaining ... but Daddy was pleased with the connection. People, do you know how blessed I am to have someone saying "I --- love --- you" mommy with eyes and body language that oooozes affection 24/7? Parents that have s-l-o-w children are in a select club ... be it not one we chose to be in ... but one in which God has placed us. The best place to be is in God's place ... the blessings are awesome.
At the same time came the disciples unto Jesus, saying, Who is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven? 2. And Jesus called a little child unto him, and set him in the midst of them, 3. And said, Verily I say unto you, Except ye be converted, and become as little children, ye shall not enter into the kingdom of heaven. 4. Whosoever therefore shall humble himself as this little child, the same is greatest in the kingdom of heaven. 5. And whoso shall receive one such little child in my name receiveth me.
Matthew 18:1-5 KJV