Monday, February 16, 2009
Well, I am now the proud mother of a 3 year old!! We had the best day, Avery was so happy! I love her so much :) There are pictures on my other blog here.
During the past week or so I've obviously been reflecting a lot on Avery's birth and early days. She is such a miracle. I feel so incredibly blessed and privileged to have her in my life. I think that is something nobody but a parent of a special needs child can understand - the joy they bring. The rest of the world seems to assume that it's only hardship to care for a child with extra needs, but what they can't really know is that the joy they bring is a kind of joy that no other child could bring. No doubt about it, I love my son just as much as I love my daughter, but there's something about the fact that Avery's life itself is a miracle that just...I don't know, I don't have the words for how I feel. She is just so amazing. I am so unspeakably grateful to my Heavenly Father for trusting me enough to send her to me, and for loving me enough to bless my life with hers.