So, in my intro I spoke of parenting special needs children. I should introduce them. I’m a little slow, and new to this blogging “thing”.
I am the mother of a brilliant, beautiful, independent, compassionate “typical” daughter. She is 7. She would give me grey hairs if I was genetically dispositioned to have them. She knows who she is and who she wants to be and I secretly love the fire that she brings to my life.
I also have twin sons. Born premature ( induced due to Twin to Twin transfusion syndrome) at 34 weeks, they were healthy but small weighing in at a frightening 5lbs 4oz, and 3,13.
They have rocked our world, and I’ve just recently gotten into this new role, life has brought me.
They are “special needs” kids. At about 2 and a half years they were diagnosed with Periventricular Leukomalacia, essentially a Cerebral Palsy. This means they have a developmental disability, falling behind their peers by 2 years or more.
Our family dynamic is very different from other families, but maybe not? Or maybe our family was destined to be “that” family. I mean, a beautiful, charming daughter, then to have twins?!? It’s insane no matter how anyone looks at it! Is it a blessing that they weren’t mobile at an early age? I think any mom knows that the first few years are sleep deprived and foggy. So maybe I have been given a few years to get fit again and re-energize and NOW I’m ready to go!
The boys have been walking for a year, and now running! Albeit in opposite directions!
I’ll take my blessings as they come, in any form they come!