What I love most about Emily is her own PERSONAL sense of joy that seems to surround her most of the time as she lives her life. Her laugh and her sense of humor have kept us all going thru the years.....I am soooo proud she is ours...and soooo happy we have her home for the next few weeks.
Post by gloriaelias on Dec 2, 2005 12:02:38 GMT -5
I actually have time to post!
What I love most about Jacob is how that little creature brings out the best in people, no matter what the situation is. Us as parents, he teaches us that life really is a bowl of cherries and full of happiness with a few brown spots every now and then. His sister is so helpful and caring. She is six years old and can "tell" a special needs child, whatever the need is and caters to them, whether she knows them or not. Strangers in the street always get a smile and a clap from Jacob and Jacob in turns always gets a ""hi" and a pat on the head and a smile. We can be in a hospital where most people are not happy for obvious reasons, and Jacob can bring a smile to people's face around him. I don't what it is about him, but he is definetely one special guy and I think all of us in my family are better because of him.
One of the things I enjoy about Haley is her genuine awe at all things. When I change the drapes in a room she sees it immediately and complements the change . She runs around the house saying "I love this house" or bedroom or whatever and we have just a normal little house when dad or mom (usually dad) is giving her a much requested foot rub (don't EVER remember my dad rubbing my feet at 9 y/l!) anyway while enjoying her rub she ALWAYS says ahhhhhhhhh life is good! She totally always reminds me what is important!
Ok... I'm sitting here with tears in my eyes. These responses are all so touching. Some are funny and some just "hit the spot". KWIM?
Even though Andrew is only 20 months old, our whole family has changed...for the better. My older boys seem more "in tune" with other people's feelings. They have taken on the role as Andrew's helpers all by themselves. They will come in from school, drop their bags and come directly over to Andrew and give him hugs and kisses. They will also gladly give up their TV time to help Andrew practice walking, or just to play ball with him. Marissa has started going up to any child with a disability (even though she is PAINFULLY shy) and saying hi and giving them a huge smile. As for myself and my DH, Andrew has taught us how to relax a bit more. He has taught us that things will happen at their own pace, it will happen...but in it's own time....patience, patience, patience. Even though I am still learning this, I am thankful I am getting the opportunity to learn this lesson in life. Andrew has brought out the best qualities in our family and has given us such a huge gift of pure joy.... I can't even begin to put it into words.
I wonder if Andrew knows how much HE has taught US. It's just truly amazing. THANK YOU ANDREW!!!!!!!!!!
Trisha, Mom to Brandon(21) Nicholas(20) Marissa(13) and Andrew(9 DS)
WHEW Trisha!! I was afraid you had forgotten us!!! I loved everyone's replies too!! But.........I have just one "complaint". What's with the kids with Ds giving foot massages and back rubs??? I ask Emily all the time to scratch my back and she says "nope Mom........you scatch you own back"!!!!! I want Jackie's Em for a few weeks!!!
Post by coopersmoma on Dec 2, 2005 23:36:23 GMT -5
Cooper always brings a smile to my face. He is one of the most well behaved kids! He is always happy and smiling or acting silly. I am so thankful God chose me to be his mom!! I am so blessed to have such a joy in my life. He has been through 7 surgeries and has always bounced right back. I am amazed by Cooper every day at all of accomplishments!!!
I am filled with joy every moment of every day that my son was born this year...had successful heart surgery and is thriving. I am also grateful for my daughter who is so amazing. With all the changes this year has brought...she continues to smile and love me each day.
Lisa Mommy to Elayna 10-1-02 and Daniel (Ds) 6-7-05
Well! for one thing having her has changed my perspective on life. Iam not ashamed to admit that I was this "achiever/ has to be on top of things/my career " kind of gal and boy! have I changed or what? I have more compassion, more love and have started to appreciate all the small things in life. Thankyou Pooja!
As for her she is a hardworker, loves her brother too much and when she laughs/cries you know they are very honest feelings.