This is one of my favorite pictures of Aidan and Liam because it is so typical- two brothers having fun together. We’re so immersed in atypical things in our lives that I relish the moments that seem to belong only to other families. I also remember this sledding day being particularly triumphant as we pulled Aidan up the hill in the sled (yeah for Mommy’s biceps and Aidan’s core) and then let him sled down the hill alone (yeah for cold snow on the face tasting yummy).
As I’ve become a mom blogger, I’ve also become a blog reader. After finishing my bon-bons and soap operas, I read lots of blogs about parents raising kids with special powers. Sometimes I find myself in their stories. Many times I learn something new. Mostly, I’m encouraged to know I’m not alone. In these blogs, I’ve noticed three trends:
1. We’re pretty dang funny. I believe it’s a survival technique. If we don’t laugh, we’ll cry, right?
2. We learn to focus on seemingly unusual things. We see things in a different light, and milestones may come so slowly that we have to celebrate each moment for what it is.
3. We stretch ourselves. Whether it be in doctors’ offices, school meetings, or the community, we’re passionate about making this world a welcoming place for our children.
Thank-you to Max’s mom for giving us another way to celebrate our children through this photo carnival. Check out