Anyway, my Ah-Ha moment came when a very nice RN was talking with Hawken. She was part of the surgical team and introduced herself to us in case we had any questions prior to taking Hawken into surgery.
Here is what happens (and it happens often): A person we've never met introduces herself, talks to me and then talks to Hawken and waits for him to respond.
He says nothing. He can't talk.
The new person doesn't know what to say when answered by silence. He or she feels a bit awkward.
I usually insert something into the conversation like, "He doesn't talk but he's listening and he is very smart."
Then, the person goes on and finishes telling us what she needs to tell us.
Did you see the ah-Ha moment?
It is that awkward pause when someone expects a response and doesn't get it.
It jars that person out of her comfort zone.
It breaks up her view of the daily routine.
It makes a person think.
That is what my son does every time someone new meets him. Hawk knows exactly what is going on. And God created Hawk just as he is for God's great purposes.
So often we humans judge a person's worth by what that person can "do" or his level of productivity according to society's standards.
"'God sees not as man sees, for man looks at the outward appearance, but the LORD looks at the heart." 1 Samuel 16:7b