"We've settled into our own version of normal now and I am even happier as a mother to two than I was as a mother to one."
That beautifully strained cry of a newborn that I had never heard before. She was held up so I could see her- my lovely baby girl. She continued to cry as they wiped her down and weighed her. My eyes filled with tears. This is the way it's supposed to happen!
"Each and every one of those dreams of grandparenthood have been broken by the disabilities associated with Jonah's diagnosis. They just keep waiting. And they just keep trying to help us in any way that they can. "
His grace means He's not going anywhere. He won't abandon me when I loose my temper or blame Him for my problems.
In general, time goes by so quickly. I know that, one day, I'll look back on this time and wonder where it went. But the reality is, that day is a lot farther off for me than it is for you.
When we picked the name Jonah, partially for its connection to the resurrection, we had no idea how literal his connection would be.
It's always exciting to be able to shout to the world each and every time a new sound comes out of your baby's smiling mouth, or he shows off a new hand movement. But, when you're a parent to a child with developmental delays, it's even more exciting.
Man, this lady was cutting right to the core, right there in the bathroom of Sam's Club. All I wanted was to get a big soft pretzel but I ended up having to explain my son's disability to a stranger with a freshly emptied bladder. And you know what? It was ok.
Your "special needs" have made me a better mom and a better person."
You have no idea what a blessing it is to baby-proof, potty train, and hear those same 4 words incorrectly pronounced over and over again