Have you every played Little Bunny Foo Foo with your child? You know, it is the song that requires making rabbit ears (the peace sign) with your fingers and apparently bopping poor little unsuspecting field mice on the head until the deranged bunny gets turned into a duck - and then the pecking commences!!! I am thinking there might be a market for field mice Tylenol! I'm just saying!!
The girls really enjoy that song (insert big brothers for field mice and you know why they enjoy it so)!
Anyway, a while back Lizzie came to me and asked, "Mommie, can the doctors fix my hand (her right hand) so I can do Little Bunny Foo Foo with these fingers?"
OK, just how fast can a Momma get to the phone??? Give me enough time to hug my child, wipe away my tears and I am there in about a minute tops!
Lizzie has had 2 hand surgeries, one on her right hand and one on her left. Her left hand is a bit more functional as the first two fingers were separated down further giving them more independent movement - Little Bunny Foo Foo movement!
The fingers on her right hand, however, were not separated quite as far down and she needs them to be - to do Little Bunny Foo Foo - and to have greater function.
Lizzie is quite functional right now and I always hesitate and get a little sad before these surgeries because I love her little hands - just - the - way - they - are. I think she was perfectly made and it - was - her - hands - that led me to her, that helped me to know that she was our daughter, the one that God had been preparing me for ever since I was a child. Her hands are my brother's hands and they are beautiful!
So I struggle a bit on nights like tonight, right before her surgery, right before they change her hands. I don't ever want her to think that her hands weren't perfectly made or that her hands weren't beautiful to me or that they somehow needed to be changed to help her "fit in." Knowing Lizzie the way I do, she WILL fit in wherever she goes or else!!! There is quite a lot of firecracker in that 26 pound body!!
No, her hands are totally kissable, totally beautiful and totally perfect, except...
She wants to do Little Bunny Foo Foo and who am I to tell her that she can't. Her hand will be just as beautiful to me after tomorrow as it is right now but it will be just a tad more functional and in a world full of computers and Ipod's and Nintendos and and and , that tad little bit will help so much.