Where is time going? It’s already Tuesday? Three PM Tuesday? I think I hear a "whoosh" of time passing by me.
Just finished reading Multiple Blessings by Jon and Kate Gosselin and Beth Carson. I watch Jon and Kate Plus 8 religiously every week. It is a real life "reality" television show about the Gosselin family who had twins and then sextuplets. I thought I knew everything about this family until I read the book. Oh, my, but did they go through hard times! They are very real and that makes them easy to like. I’d recommend the book if you need some inspiration.
Next on the book list is a bunch of books I ordered from the library on autism. If this is the label my darling Bells is going to live with I need to be knowledgeable. Once The Girl starts working again, more than likely I will be involved with Isabella’s early intervention again. She will start with the local school system as soon as they evaluate her which should be very soon.
When I was praying last night, I asked God why Isabella had to be affected with this. It struck me as I asked that I don’t love this little girl any less than if she wasn’t "special." She is "fearfully and wonderfully made!" She isn’t a mistake. She is exactly as God created her to be and we love her as she is. Any other child would not be Isabella.
She is my heart. Is my heart broken over this? I have to be honest with you. Sometimes, like last night, it is. It is sometimes selfishly broken for me; sometimes for my daughter. But Isabella is such a happy person! Isn’t that a great, positive overshadowing the negative?
It is thought by Isabella’s therapists (occupational and early interventionist) that Bells will be able to lead a "normal" life. She will be mainstreamed early on and be able to shop at the mall with her friends when she is older. We’ll see if they are right about this. I hope and pray that they are. In the meantime, we need to love her and kiss her and hug her and enjoy the happiness and joy that exudes from her.
I am so blessed. g