"...there comes a time when you have to see, if only for a few hours, whether it's true, what you think, whether your child has more strength than he himself knows."
I wonder if this isn't how God feels, those times when he lets us stumble and fall down, get up, and try those legs out again.
Unlike Mommy, he never has to leave our side.
Read the whole thing, if you get the chance. It's lovely.