My kids amaze me. They each have unique and awesome personalities with character traits that I hope they keep forever.
McKenna has Sensory Processing Disorder. And she is learning to emote properly. Through prayer and therapy and her parents learning each day, we’re getting there. And I’m super stinking proud of her. She is brilliant, artistic, curious, and creative.
She is also my child who sees no boundaries in friendships. She sees everyone she comes in contact with in the same light. She doesn’t mind your color, size, shape, walk, or talk. She sees past the surface and looks for the heart.
Caia is passionate. And loud. Loud when she’s happy and loud when she’s not. She can make up a song for any situation…and it’s loud. And she is brilliant, artistic, curious, and creative.
She is also the sensitive one. She hurts when others hurt, and she feels her emotions intensely. She is my child who cried tears of joy when she saw her mommy and daddy after 10 days apart. She will give you the shirt off her back, the last bite of her cookie, or her favorite toy if she thinks she can make you happy or smile.
And Jack. My little surprise…Jack. He’s always kept me on my toes, even from the womb. (Long story short, he didn’t have enough vessels in his umbilical cord, my liver tried to poison him. No biggie.) He loves music and drums. And he loves the Dave Mathews band…because of Carter Beaufort, the drummer.
And while he is still emerging in his personality and learning to figure out his world and where he fits within it, I can say this about him…he is confident and kind. He would make friends with a telephone pole, I swear. He approaches other kids at the park with his head up and a smile. He is an eager helper, and his answer to any “Jack can you help me ______?” is always a chipper “Oh SURE!”
God, thank you for my kids and what they teach me. Thank you for the beautiful characteristics that You have given them. Guide us as we lead them. May they never lose these qualities, but only grow in them and teach them to others. Including me.