Our family has been blessed with a very unique opportunity of having a special spirit in our home. Our kids have a very unique opportunity of being able to serve someone they love every day. This is a blessing indeed and I am so grateful they get to learn these lessons of selfless service and love. We are Elise's hands and get to do those things for her that she cannot do herself.
Part of Elise's therapy is family training. We just began this with the kids today. Bryn and Brock will be taking turns each day for 30 minutes learning how to play with Elise and learn her limits. My heart leaped with excitement as I watched the therapist train Bryn how to play with Elise today. Often they play beside her and once in a while they are able to have some sort of interaction but it was so sweet watching Bryn open all the pop-up toys and Elise pushing them down. This type of "play" went on for 20 minutes.
When they were done, Bryn told me excitedly, "Elise looked at me after she pushed down all the toys!" I got the feeling that she yearns for a relationship with her sister. We all do. I am excited for this unique and special opportunity we get to have!
I LOVE being a mom to my 5 kids; one with special needs. There is no greater joy than being a parent! I love each one individually but this blog will mostly focus on our daughter with special needs and our journey with her. Thanks for reading!