Dakota and I were at Disney last week for her birthday. We had such a good time and I let Dakota pick every single thing she wanted to do. The result of this freedom of choice for her was that I waited in many "meet the character" lines. The very last thing we did before we left late that night was stand in the Tinkerbell and fairies line. When our time finally came to go into the special room to meet the characters, we had to wait for two people in motorized wheelchairs to come in from a special waiting area. They were both adults and were in motorized wheelchairs as their handicap had limited them in their use of anything but their hands to control their wheelchairs. I did not notice anyone assisting them and they were having a bit of a time positioning themselves in such a tight space to get pictures with the characters. This man and woman were apparently affected by a handicap that had severely limited their bodies in a physial sense. The woman was very frail and could not speak or hardly hold her head in an upright position.
What amazed me was the connection these two had together. I enjoyed watching the joy that they had getting their picture taken with Tinkerbell and the other fairies. Then I heard the man tell one of the fairies that they were newlyweds and on their honeymoon. It was then that I noticed their bride and groom buttons that they were each wearing. As we exited the character area, I got to talking with this man for a few minutes as his new wife kept going ahead in her wheelchair. As he drove off to catch up with her, I had to video them because they were such a wonderful couple and I wanted to be able to remember them. What I didn't realize is that I would capture something special on video. See if you can hear what he says to her on the video. (There is a lot of background noise)
He says to her, "This is our moment, our time, our day". He loved her so much! I was so honored to be able to see that moment they shared. There would be many that would not understand how their relationship could work. But at the same time, it was very obvious to me that they were far more advanced than many of us in realizing how precious a single moment can be just because they could be together even when it was sharing a stroll in two motorized wheelchairs. What a beautiful picture of Christ! He sees no boundaries or handicaps in us! He only sees love and love that includes each one of us. It is He that comes to us and says, "This is our moment, our time and our day". Enjoy that love!
By day the LORD directs his love,
at night his song is with me—
a prayer to the God of my life.