“How old are your babies?”
2. God’s grace and love for us is shown in many ways – a hug from a neighbor, a smile on a baby, a good report from a doctor, a new flower blooming in the garden. We have to keep our hearts open to actually see and appreciate these little gifts because it’s the good feelings that comes with those gifts that will be engraved in our hearts forever.
3. Big dreams and little dreams are equally powerful. Before the babies were born we had big dreams for them. Maybe they’d be life-saving doctors, maybe they’d be star athletes, maybe they would be the first twins to be President and Vice President! Who knows?! But we learned that you don’t throw away your dreams for your child just because they were born with extreme special needs. You learn to alter your dreams to suit them, and you celebrate each and every little milestone along the way.
4. Don’t focus on the negatives. You can’t change what has already happened, but you can always change the attitude you use to overcome what has happened. Whether you realize it or not, we are all surrounded by negativity. Negative reports on the news, negative family members, negative co-workers can all form a haze of negativity around you. What you choose to internalize is your choice. Negativity is like food – the more junk food you eat the more it deteriorates your body. Negativity deteriorates the soul, and in our home we choose to keep negativity at the door.
God did not give us more than we can handle. We feel so fortunate that God chose us to be Dorian and Wynn’s mommy and daddy. Those little stinkers will continue teaching us the power of love, patience, faith and family. I only hope they can help change your perspective too. Many hugs and blessings from our family to yours.
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