realizing that someone is now going to slam the door shut in an attempt to rip the tooth from my gums... scariest thing ever.
Andrew's tooth is still just hanging there in his mouth... I am sure that a strong wind could flick it right out of there but he is determined to just let it "fall out" on its own. I just want to jump on him, hold him down and yank it out. It is sooooo loose.
"God doesn't give children with special needs to strong people. He gives children with special needs to ordinary, weak people and then gives them strength. Raising a child with Down syndrome doesn't TAKE a special family, it MAKES a special family." (amazingly- insightful author unknown)
As luck would have it, I am blessed to be the mom of 3 exceptional boys... Andrew, Sam and Sean,
and to be married to Patrick. Amidst the pandemonium that I have become so accustom to, I am also an artist and boxmaker.
Sam was born 13 weeks premature and he has Down syndrome, but that hasn't stopped him. He was blessed with an extra chromosome and we are blessed with so much more. Sam teaches us all that... slow and steady wins the race.