Wow, 2010 has come and gone and by far has been the hardest year of my life. So much happened in 2010 and I am thankful that I and the family has emerged wiser and stronger than we ever thought possible. When life throws you a major curve ball, you handle it, you accept it and you move on from it. Though we can move on, we can not forget it. Spina Bifida will always be a part of our lives, and that's OK. We'll live, we'll learn and we'll teach others about Spina Bifida and show the world we are strong and resilient.
My sweet baby will turn 8 months old soon, and while we still don't know exactly what the future holds, one thing is certain I'll celebrate every milestone, little or big, and rejoice in the fact she is here on Earth with us. I've read several blog posts in the last few days from my SB blogger friends and I've learned we grow stronger from every day life and are all much much stronger than we give ourselves credit for.
I saw a phrase on a message board:
"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 special needs doesn't TAKE a special family, it MAKES a special family."
I don't know who wrote it but it rings so very true and I feel that way every time I meet another SB family.
Happy New Year from our family to yours, may this year be full of blessings and milestones!