Sunday, May 12, 2013

Happy Mother's Day

Jolie and Nadine in matching Tinkerbell tees from their cousins

Happy mother's day to all moms out there. Kudos to anyone who has embarked on this monumental journey of parenting, and are still surviving. In my case, it's my children who are special, not me. I've been blessed with Jolie (left), 5, who is educating me on all things pink and girly, and Nadine, 6+, who has shown me how amazing children with Down Syndrome are.

Nadine is impish for sure, and way too smart and fearless for her own good, but she's also incredibly tender and loving. Today, while doing research on the computer, I put my head on the table briefly to rest. She looked at me, came over and asked me gently, "Mommy, tired?"

As a friend of mine described, "If anyone takes the time to truly get to know (kids with special needs) for who they are, then you are overwhelmingly in love with them for their personality, intelligence, and all the other joys that they bring to the planet." Thanks, Michael. I could not have put it better.

My own mom passed on a few years ago. I miss her, and always wish I could have done more for her. All I can do now is be a good person to everyone in my life.

We are all someone's child. Happy celebrating, everyone.

1 comment

  1. Your love for Nadine is very touching and I wish I can be as good a father as you're a mother when my time comes. Happy Mother's Day, Catherine. I hope you had a good one.


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