Fast forward to today.
Shu wanted down. He wanted to walk. Into the building, down the hallway, even right into Hummus Girl's classroom. Weaving his way through small children and their parents, not holding my hand, happy as a clam at high tide. (Yeah, that's the full phrase...which makes sense, right? Why else would clams be so happy?)
You've come a long way, baby boy.
As you learn more and more how God works, you will learn how to do your work. We pray that you'll have the strength to stick it out over the long haul—not the grim strength of gritting your teeth but the glory-strength God gives. It is strength that endures the unendurable and spills over into joy, thanking the Father who makes us strong enough to take part in everything bright and beautiful that he has for us. Colossians 1:10-12 (The Message)