So oft frage ich mich, was ihr wohl von uns denkt. Ob ihr froh darüber seid, euch für uns als Eltern entschieden zu haben und wie ihr zu unseren Fehlern steht, ich meine, wenn ihr die Wahl hättet. Das wir so etwas kostbares und sensibles wie eure Kindheit anvertraut bekommen, macht mich stolz und auch etwas ängstlich. Bitte verzeiht, dass auch wir noch lernen und längst nicht alles wissen. Hand in Hand gehen wir. Wir geben euch den nötigen Halt und ihr nehmt uns mit auf eine Reise in die Zukunft. #siblings#holdinghands#lifewithkids#love#zusammen#family#liebe#future#children#momthoughts
sister sister never knew how much I missed her...until we were no longer sharing a room + had the entire country between us. how lucky am I to call my little sister my best friend? thank you for planning such a sweet birthday celebration for me. And my little brother is basically the coolest dude I know + is such a secret softie. (Except for me telling people now. Oops!) miss you guys + big bro @e_brick (forever my Eon!) always, even if I sort of suck at letting you know that sometimes. #siblings ✨
My wonderful sister ❤ She is kind, loving and funny. She is an expert when it comes to skincare, eating healthy and fitness. She is a great shopping companion. She has great taste in clothes. We went to same school and both studied Latin when were still wild teenagers. #sister#family#siblings
These two have been having lots of sweet moments like this lately and it just makes me so so happy. ❤️✨ Gonna see if I can take them to the library today. I try to make one to two trips a week as hard as it may be sometimes, just to get out of the house and pick some new books to read which they love! Happy to be raising bookworms & storytellers and happy to spend quality time out while we can. 🙏🏽✨ #siblings#letthembelittle
Today you turn 22, which is super weird because I remember you when there was only one 2 in that number.
Cal, seeing the man and the brother and the son and the husband you have grown to be is truly amazing to me. I find myself constantly in awe of you and the way your mind works and the solidity of your relationship with the Lord every time I am around you. It is so encouraging, so inspiring, and such a blessing to me. I love the way you love people, and that you always give 110% to the things that matter most to you. Watching you and Morg interact and grow together has been such an incredible experience, and I can’t wait to see where the road ahead takes the two of you.
Thank you for being one of my best friends, despite so many miles’ distance and so many years’ separation. I love you heaps.
Happy birthday. 🎈
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My worries and my hopes for Colt and Nic’s future are no different than those that I have for our other five children.
I don’t worry about college, job, driving, marriage, living independently, all of which are now possibilities for individuals with Down syndrome. Those things may or may not be the path for any of our children.
I am not worried if they are successful by the world’s standards.
I pray that they don’t measure their value in comparison to what the world views as successful or popular, which so often leads to misery.
My hopes for Colt, Nic and all of our children, is that when rejection or struggles come their way that they know that their value was already determined by the King of Kings and Lord of Lords who created them in His image and loves them unconditionally.
I hope that they understand and always remember the forgiveness and grace that we were given when Christ died on the cross taking the punishment that we deserve and rejoice with thankful hearts at the victory they have because Christ conquered the grave. .
And, I hope that they use their life with their unique gifts and struggles, to share this love by continuing to sing, dance and rejoice in the God of their Salvation, proclaiming with their whole hearts... “ ‘Til He returns or calls me home
Here in the pow'r of Christ I'll stand.” (“I’m Christ Alone”) .