Cal is 11 months today.
He is always holding 2 things in his hands at all times and I love it. Today he discovered cars and figured out how they go back and forth. He pushes trains and hairbrushes across the floor. He stands by himself for long periods of time. It probably sounds cheesy but I am so elated at all this! I love watching him play. It makes me so happy.
I always thought it would be hard and somewhat weird when Cal passed Elise up in pretty much everything.
It has happened though and I don't feel any of that.
I know it is because of God's grace that I can feel peace and contentment with each of them. I have been able to separate Elise from Cal without comparing them and I believe that is a gift I've been given.
The peace the gospel gives me is undeniable. I know she has a specific purpose here and can fulfill it no other way than with the disability she has. I am grateful for each of her successes and am so grateful for Cal's successes.
Yes Cal can say "mama" and "dada" and play, and use his hands, but Elise can light up any room with her contagious smile and personality. Both of them are progressing, one faster than the other, however one of them specifically is helping the rest of us progress eternally.
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!