I posted this on the iVillage DS board today, and though it uses pictures I’ve posted recently here and on Braska’s blog , I thought I’d repost it here. Because sometimes I forget just how blessed I am… Lately, my attitude-filled toddler is not wanting to cooperate with the dozens of pictures that I take every day. So I get a lot of unusable pictures. BUT her dad captured one on Sunday that made me stop and really realize how far we've come... Just over 44 months ago, Braska was born, we were shocked, I went into meltdown, and all rational thought left my brain, apparently. Even though I'd had experience with a variety of teens and adults with disabilities, including DS, I had a picture in my head of what my little girl would be like, and it wasn't pretty. It was grim, and boring, and unfun, and sad. But wow...if I'd only been able to get a glimpse of THIS on that cold day in November... I thought all my dreams of cute bows and girly clothes were lost. She wouldn'
There are alot of things I thought I'd be, alot of things I hoped I'd be, and many things others want me to be...but I'm just RK.
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