I wanted to ask - have you noticed the shift? The move I've made? From writing about the preemie life to writing mostly about the special needs life? Friends, there was a time when I couldn't even say the SN words out loud. Whether it was denial or shock or sadness, I couldn't do it. I remember the first time I typed them. And now I see others struggle with it, too. I want you to know that I don't care so much about the label anymore. That's just what happens when you are almost five years into this whole thing. It is what it is. So I write about it. If anything, it helps to identify with others who get it.
Life can feel isolating and whether you come here to read about preemies, special needs, or just being a mom, I will continue to simply write about my boy (who, by the way, just got up on the couch and gave me the sweetest kiss). Jack continues to amaze us with his sweetness and his willpower. This kid knows what he wants and even if he can't tell us with words, he sure shows us. In 2013 I made goals for Jack and he did well with some and a few he is still working on. Such is the life. It has always been this way, when I think about it. Jack is on his own schedule, has his own agenda, and will do things when the time comes that is right for him. Talk about a lesson in patience!
Jack continues to show me the most profound life lessons in the most simplest form. What a blessing he is.