Today’s gift: my daughter.
They say every mother should have a daughter and I’m so blessed and lucky to have one. We were thrilled when we learned we were having girl-boy twins: a daughter and a son.
As twins, J and M are two peas in a pod in many ways. J is her own girl though and also very different from M. Of course, the main difference — J is a typical child (that is, she doesn’t have M’s sensory needs and other issues; though she does have one health issue we have to follow).
My blog focuses on M but because they are twins, I often find that I can’t write about him without writing about her. They shape and influence and complement one another in so many ways.
Today, though, is J’s day. I step back and admire, appreciate and love her for the amazing person she is. J has a huge heart. J is a deeply sensitive, emotional girl. She is also passionate and colorful and dramatic and artistic. She is kind and caring. She is smart and beautiful. J is patient. She loves to dance and sing and loves reading and math and school. She is a loyal friend and a great student. She’s an amazing and incredible daughter, granddaughter and cousin. And she is the best sister anyone could want. She’s a dream come true — literally.
J is growing up beautifully though sometimes my heart aches because things can be hard because of M’s needs (though she never complains).
Today I celebrate the gift of my daughter with as much joy as the day I met her.
I love you so much J!