Perspective

I’m feeling a little, well, shall we say, introspective this morning.  I’m generally a pretty optimistic, happy with life kinda person.  Borderline unrealistic, as my husband likes to point out.  But I almost always look at a situation, and think that out of all the ways the situation could resolve itself, it’s almost always going to end ok.  So yah, maybe unrealistic, but guess what, I don’t mope about what could be.  But this morning was hard.  Blake is starting preschool next Tuesday, and this morning was the open house.  i didn’t have any illusions that he was going to be at all like his peers, but I just didn’t prepare myself for how different he would be.  His disability has not bothered me much up until this point.  The odd time, obviously, but for the most part, I’ve just accepted who he is and where he’s at.  I want to be the mom that realizes that he can do anything he wants to, it’ll just take him longer to get there.  But this morning, while the other kids were making towers with blocks, he was throwing the blocks.  While other kids were reading books, he was bear-walking out of the classroom and down the hall.  While other kids were drawing pictures, he was methodically rolling crayons off the table and onto the floor.  It just made his disability so obvious.  And it made me sad. 
But he was happy, he was social, and the teachers loved him!  And I know having a kid with Down syndrome is probably one of the best genetic disorders to have, if you could choose.  🙂  But sometimes you just wish he could do everything his friends are doing. 
Thanks for letting me get it out.  Because today the glass is half empty.

  • Ang

    {HUGS}ReplyCancel

  • Greta and Gary

    {HUGS} to you Jete!!! I know what that's like and some days you just have to let it out. But they will both get there in their own time. It may not be on our schedule but they will get there.ReplyCancel

  • Anonymous

    It's good to let it out!!! But he's still the most precious one of the bunch, so there!!!

    Love ya all lots, you're the bravest mom and dad around…and I love you for it, hugs from pap and mom.ReplyCancel

  • Beth

    aww Jete! *hug* Blake is such a special boy and has brought much joy into peoples' lives! He is uniquely made by God and has a purpose on this earth as he is. When the going gets tough, remember to look to the Lord to give you strength. <3ReplyCancel

  • Anonymous

    Cant imagine how difficult how it can be sometimes. But I couldn't be more thankful for Blake in our lives…he's perfect just the way he is. He is created by God, and HE never makes anything less than perfect.
    {hugs} for days you feel overwhelmed and discouraged…
    love, alice dvReplyCancel

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