Friday, July 8, 2016

Watching Your Unique Child Bloom

So, I went for a walk the other day, and I saw this flower:

At first, I was sad for it.  There was a beautiful garden about 5 feet away from this flower, where its friends were growing.  And here was this flower, all by itself, growing between a crack in the sidewalk and a rock wall.

But then, my perspective changed.  And I was proud of this lone flower.  It did exactly what it was created to do: spread its roots and grow and bloom and share it's color and beauty with the world, despite its unusual circumstances.  It could have withered up and died, but it was blooming.

My children are not in the garden I expected them to grow in.  But they are blooming right where they are, filling the world with their joy and smiles and precious words, and that makes me one proud and blessed mama.

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If you're a special needs mama who found this post encouraging, please check out my brand new Facebook page, specifically for encouraging special needs mamas to Embrace This Special Life.  More posts like this to come on the Facebook page.  :)

1 comment:

  1. I love this perspective Jenn. I too have children not in the garden I expected them to grow in but they are thriving and loving and blooming. They are exactly who they are meant to be and I couldn't love them any more x