Elise turned 3 years old today. It wasn't the best of days for her. She cried a lot but in spite of that we still managed to have a pretty good day for her.
Brock is the biggest sweetheart to her. He volunteered to hold her hand and walk with her in the circle while the music played. When it stopped Brock handed the present and Bryn opened it and showed Elise, who really had no idea what was even going on. Bryn and Brock had a great time though! They love birthdays.
Brock got her a Baby Einstein book. He couldn't wait to read it to her.
I asked Bryn and Brock what they loved about Elise and why they are grateful she's in our family. They both responded with how much they love her giggles.
I asked that same question a few months ago. I was surprised that neither of them knew why they loved her. I realized that was probably because she didn't "give" them anything in return. She doesn't play with them, she doesn't talk to them, or show much affection to them. I think what they are learning and what we have learned is that love really does grow by serving someone else. These kids definitely serve their little sister every day and I can see the selfless love grow in them for her.
She's pretty lucky as are we.
We feel so blessed to have this sweet angel in our family!
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!