5 Reasons I Smile

The ultimate goal of this blog is to spread awareness and show how beautiful life can be. We have four amazing daughters. Our youngest was born with Down syndrome. If just one person stops here and leaves with a different, better perspective about Down syndrome, then it is worth it. Regardless, I have 5 Reasons to Smile!

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

wanting to write

There is so much I want to write about. We have made some changes with Kamryn's preschool and I want to share my feelings, emotions and the process of it all. However, once again, I don't have time tonight.

What brought me to my blog, for a quick second, was a conversation I just had with Jaden. She made me smile. No, she had me cracking up and I thought to myself, I have got to write that down.

My girls often share their opinion, provide me insight or make comments that have me pause and think to myself: I have got to write that down. However, these conversations usually occur when I am driving, in the middle of cooking dinner or in the shower and I don't have pen and paper handy. I'll say to myself, "make a mental note of this and write it down later." But when the moment comes and I can write it down, I can't remember exactly how it was said. And then it's not as funny. (or sincere, honest, whatever the comment or conversation maybe).

Jaden has a very uncomfortable looking stye in the corner of her eye. I kept her home from school today because it was bugging her so much. After I tucked her into bed, said her prayers, kissed her goodnight and was heading out her bedroom door...

"Mom, I am not going to be able to sleep, my eye is bothering me."

I turned, walked back over to her and touched her head (she was lying on her side) I said, "Lay on your back, close your eyes, and pretend like you are floating on a cloud."

"Mom, (in a tone that makes her sound like she is way smarter than me) that would mean that I am falling through the sky. Don't you know a cloud is like a puff of air? It would not hold me. If I laid on a cloud I would plummet to my death..."

I started to laugh, which interrupted her dissertation, which I am sure would have included a horrible, detailed landing....

laughing, "Jaden, you crack me up, you need to try and get some sleep. Good night, I love you."

As I was heading down the stairs she yelled out, "Mom, I am still falling!"

All I can do is smile.

And I wanted to take a minute to get this one down. :)

We had a beautiful Easter...
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