Gratitude for her teachers and the patience and unconditional love they give my daughter.
Gratitude for love of learning and what it can do for kid’s self-esteem.
And most of all gratitude to God who gave us this girl to care for and love and learn so much from.
Last week we had her annual IEP at the school and that same gratitude washed over me. How did we get so lucky to be surrounded by so many people who adore this girl so much?
Teachers who build her confidence and help her spread her wings? And friends who are so kind and good.
I know there is a lot of darkness and sadness that lies ahead with her syndrome. There are hard things that we come across every day, worries and concerns, with health and friends and learning curves we are striving to keep her on. But oh boy there is also so much joy. Especially when she’s surrounded on every side with so much goodness.
And for that, I am grateful every single day.