Friday, October 22, 2010

A Sincere Thank You!

First I just want to thank all my friends, the ones I know in person for being so supportive of Bennett. You probably don't even know you've been supportive but just by being so loving and accepting of Bennett, asking how he's doing, the "he's getting so big!" , "sucha a cutie!" and "he's doing so good, Adrienne!" comments, reading this blog and in general just being a friend means so much because it's not easy having a child with special needs. Just having a child that is "different" from your friend's kids can be hard at times. Very hard.

And a big thank you to my blog "friends". I honestly don't know how people do it without some kind of support. Like I said, this isn't always easy and emotionally it can be draining and extremely lonely. But when you have others that have been right where you are, encouraging you, giving you advice and just being there to say "I get it", it really makes a huge difference.

In my last post I was discouraged but after reading each and every comment I became encouraged. I'm not alone and to know others get what I'm saying and to read that their children did the same thing but overcame the hurdles, it's just very comforting.

So thank you. All of you.

And of course thanks to our family-you love us no matter what and you love Bennett no matter what and for that we are grateful for you all as well.

I was just thinking the other day that I really am thankful that God made Bennett just the way he is. Honestly. Even with all the stress it can cause, the emotional pain at times that comes with raising a child with special needs-all these things are forgotten when I see the great rewards that come with having Bennett.

God made no mistakes when he created our son. And he made no mistakes by putting certain people in our lives to love Bennett, just as he is.


  1. It sounds like you have a wonderful support structure and those of us in blogland love getting to know you and share in all our trials and triumphs! I'm glad today is a better day!

  2. I borrowed the book "Gross Motor Skills in Children with Down Syndrome" to refresh myself on what we should be working on and how. I re-read the introduction where the PT talked about Motor driven and Observers. Ella is an observer to a T. It all goes along with their unique personalities, gifts and talents. I love reading your posts and finding out where other parents are at. There are only a few of us up here. Thanks for writing.

  3. What did parents do before the internet?! And about Krista's post- I have that book, and my Luke is motor driven, and was before he was born- never still! Such a great book.

  4. As always well said.

    Sadly, I got my headband from an Etsy shop that was going out of business. But, just search for Crochet Headbands and they're all over.

  5. I LOVE our blog friends and FB friends. I count so many as "real" friends and would be so happy to meet them in person. You and Bennett have come such a long way and just looking at his sweet cheeks and big brown eyes makes me smile. You are here for us as much as we are here for you in good times and not so good...

  6. What a sweet post, we're lucky to have "met" you, too!

  7. My brother posted this link on facebook today. He lives in Jasper, so that's why he posted it. It's always encouraging to see stories like this one, so I thought I'd pass it on.

  8. I've been following your blog for a long time.. Found you through a friend of mine that has a daughter with DS and all I have to say is WOW! I have so much admiration for you and your husband...
    Having grown up with a sister with mental retardation, I know how hard it is to raise a child with special needs and I also know how much harder it is to do it without the acceptance and understanding form society...
    But please know that God has a plan for everything and you have been blessed with an angel, who will forever hold your heart!

  9. While I love my IRL friends, there are many days that bloggy friends just can't be beat. I love having friends that really understand what I'm going through.


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