Wednesday, November 25, 2009

What to be thankful means for us

We are extremely thankful with God for all he has given to us. We have a perfect son, who came with a little extra, but that little extra has made us stronger as a family. That little extra has taught us what unconditional love and real support mean. That little extra have guided us through all the challenges we have faced the last past two years. That little extra has made us to be closer to God. After all, that little extra it is not what our son is, it is what our son has. 

We are extremely thankful with God because he has let us enjoy our child in a special way. The bound that we have with our son it's stronger and more valuable than platinum. We know our child more than ourselves, we don't take his developmental milestones for granted. God has given us an special child who is here to remind us God knows the future; we can just know the present, but we can change the future if we truly have faith. 

We are thankful for our families who have supported us since we knew about our son's genetic disorder. My mom has an unbreakable faith who seems to be as a God's messenger when she gives me confidence and tells me God is there with my family. My sister is my best friend and the best sister ever. When I am hurt, she is hurt, too. My dad always tells me good advises and he makes me happy when he says: his grandchild will go beyond we can ever imaging. 

We are thankful for our friends, who have been there to listening to us about our happy moments with our son or about our worries because it seems something may be wrong. 

We are thankful for our child's pediatrician, and specialists who have been in our life because of the diagnosis. We are extremely thankful with our therapists who have become as our son's second family. We are thankful for every time we have told them about something new Tommy is doing and they respond back with excitement and say: "it's age appropriate." 

We are thankful with the company I work for. They have let me arrange my schedule according to my child needs. Because of them, I can have my full time job and enjoy my career. But I can also be a full time mom in charge of all the arrangement of my son's therapies and medical appointments. Yes, it is stressful! But, I get my paid back every night when Tommy hugs me after we read. Or when he gives me a wide open mouth kiss on my cheek. Or when he tells me with a very strong voice "NO, NO, NO". Because I know he is all right!

I am thankful for my husband who is always there for me. I am thankful for having you "Baby" who always knows when I am worried just to look at my face. I am thankful for every time you snuggles with me when I am worried for our son. You always help me to see the big picture. You are the husband of the year!

Happy Thanksgiving!

Rosa, Adam, and Tommy

If you are wondering where is my photo, I am always behind the camera taking the photos. 


sara p said...

Happy Thanksgiving:) we do have a lot to be thankful for. i your love the post today:) beautiful words... that mean so much.

Anonymous said...


Just beautiful! I'm thankful for you, too!

Hugs, love and prayers,

Aunt Joan