Parenting a spectrum of girls

Thankfulness- Day 1

I am so sorry that I have not posted in so long.  It’s been one of those months where life just happens.  I will have 2 posts tonight…and I plan to post at least once a day this month, with my November Thankful list.

Today is day 1, November 1st, so I chose the thing I am very most thankful for in all the world…
My children.

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Maybe not profound, but they have each changed my life and made it better in so many ways.  My life would not be complete without each of them.  In fact, I am sad and feel the loss when one of them is spending the night with Grandma!  (A trip A has not made yet, M has made a couple times, but K spends the night away from home on occasion.)

K:  My first born and enormous blessing.  My mom said that K saved my life, and maybe it’s true.  Although I was an unwed mother & ended up raising K alone until I met my husband 4 years later, I think she was a specific gift from God.  I was at a rough place in life and did not care about myself…but He knew I would care about my baby, which made me take care of and look out for myself as well.  I loved our time just the 2 of us, and we continue to share a special bond today.

M:  The child we tried and prayed for for so long.  The answer to prayers.  And a child who has taught me about different kinds of beauty and to see the world in different ways.  She has taught me so much, and watching her overcome struggles and working harder to do some things that come so easily to others has made me so proud of her…it has also taught me how to fight for what I believe and to fight to help others, even when others can’t see the problem.  Slowly she is progressing and I am still hoping for the day when she will hug me and say “I love you Mommy”.  That will be the best day of my life.

A:  Another unplanned blessing.  I think God gave me A to show me I was not a bad parent, and as a calm place when times got rough with M.  She is my sweet, loving, easy going child who freely gives hugs, kisses, snuggles & tells me I’m her best friend.  She has been a great companion for M and has helped teach her how to play.  She makes me laugh and is a joy.  She is my only child who doesn’t require special attention for special needs, which cqn be a relief.

My girls are amazing, each one of them in their unique, wonderful way.  I thank God for them every day.

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