Baldwinsville, Ny
USA

315-802-8202

THE PURPOSE OF MY BLOG IS TO FIND OTHERS OUT THERE SIMILAR TO OUR DAUGHTER'S CONDITION.  TO HAVE OUR STORY BE HEARD AND SPREAD AROUND. TO GET GUIDANCE, MEET NEW PEOPLE, A VIRTUAL COMMUNITY OF HOPE! WE'RE HOLDING ON TO THE POSSIBILITIES! LET YOUR VOICES BE HEARD. EVEN IF IT'S JUST A HELLO 

A Mother's Journey~Ezra Monet

The little things in life never go unnoticed. They speak the loudest, and create the best memories~

Christina Manning

Dear Hannah, remember when you were 5, and all you did was sign, You never cried, or wanted anything, and cuddling time came daily. Remember when you were 7, and speech started to take off, and you hit another huge milestone and became potty trained.. that was an awesome year, but still at that time you wanted for nothing, you were always happy and cuddling time came often. Then somewhere between then and now at 12 years old, you could care less about cuddling, you need your privacy.. (for what I still don't know) and you think mom is so boring lol.. your speech went from babbling to a much opinionated little girl. You have ideas, and imagination, you tell secrets, and have long stories, you argue, and say NO, you know when you don't feel good, and tell me so too.. you notice things about yourself now that I never thought you would! You say your pretty and silly and love having friends. You know what being sad is, angry, and jealous! You know when your happy, and when things are hard or boring, and you have no problem expressing so either lol.. You still struggle at times though, like when you repeat yourself 100 times, scream for no reason, talk as if we're at a concert, cry uncontrollably because little bill lost his hamster, or Lisa didn't answer the phone on the 100th time calling her in 2 hours, you know.. the little things that drive your mom's insane lol! Like at 3:00 in the morning when you think it's time to play on the computer and you come charging in our room like the Tasmanian devil screaming "my mouse isn't working" can you fix it and we realize Hannah you need to be in bed! Or those wonderful 4 am awakenings with the magic words "I pooped, come wipe me"... yep we love you!!! IN 3 months your going to turn 13, you will finally be that teenager you have been waiting to be. Magical number 13! I can't wait to see what kind of changes this next year brings... Your making all kinds of changes, your getting braces, becoming more mature, developing quite the little tude if I must say so myself lol, your showing interest in wanting to earn an allowance, learn how to do laundry, bake cookies, play candyland with us. I've quite enjoyed the time we've spent together lately. You've opened up in oh so many ways. Your learning to trust more, which comes with maturing. I'm so proud of the beautiful young lady your becoming. Maybe this next year you will learn how to run your own bath, or make a sandwich, or idk but it's so exciting to think of the possibilities!!! Maybe.. just maybe.. we can tackle the theory of tying your shoes.. Oh won't that be the most magical day!!! I love you my angel even on the days when you annoy me the most lol.. I promise it's never that hard being your mommy! I'd do it all over in a heartbeat!!! Muah xoxoxoxo