Being part of a special needs mommy group is great, but it also has its down sides. This year I experienced loss with 3 of my special needs mommy friends (okay, so one I don't really know...but I feel close to her because her daughter reminds me of Sadie in a lot of ways). It is sad when a child dies, more sad than anything I've ever experienced...even if I've never actually met that child.
So, today I am thankful for my children. I know Sadie may not be with us forever, and the loss of the child this week reminded me that things can go downhill fast, but for now she is healthy and happy, and for that I am thankful. We don't spend time in the hospital with seizures or pneumonia or other things and I am thankful for that. Sadie is only on one medication and I am thankful for that. She is growing and eating and sleeping and is going to start school (hopefully) this month and I am SO thankful for that.
Ezra was born healthy, with no birth complications, and I am thankful for that. He is big and strong and smart and I am thankful for that.
I also know that just because things are healthy and happy now, there is no guarantee that they will be that way forever. So, I choose to be thankful for what I have each and every day.
I know that not everyone who reads this blog has healthy children, but I hope that you can still find something to be thankful for regarding your children. I hope that you are thankful that you have him/her/them, even if life is hard. Because, I'm pretty sure life would be even harder missing them each and every day because they are gone forever.