Wednesday, October 29, 2008

31 for 21

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Emma Sage and her Momma [yes, I look old & tired...that is what no make-up looks like! lol!!!]

I've been thinking a lot about life today. How truly precious and fragile it is.

Emma Sage loves life. She truly does.

She embraces it, she takes each day in stride and lives it to the fullest, her fullest.

There are times when words escape me [that is often....my thoughts are racing in a million different directions, but my fingers don't seem to be able to place those thoughts logically on paper.]

But I do know one thing.....I too embrace life. I give thanks often though out my day, for the gift of living another day. I love my children dearly, each one of them. They are my most precious gifts from GOD and I treasure them. I will be honest, Emma Sage takes my breathe away......she makes me stop and marvel at her existence often. She truly has a magical aura about her and there is just something that makes me so appreciative that she is my child, exactly the way she is. She might have an extra chromosome.....but that does not make her any more or less than any of us. She is just .........perfectly the soul she was destined to be.

for today's 31 for 21, I would like to share two links. [I find Micheline Mason to be absolutely brilliant] and I am so thankful that Emma Sage is surrounded by family, friends, community and teachers who 'get-it'

Inclusive Education

and

The Breaking of Relationships

Have a blessed evening......hug your children, kiss your spouse, rub the dogs belly and scratch behind the cats ears, and know that today was a gift and if we are lucky, tomorrow we will be bestowed another!!!!


6 comments:

starrlife said...

Tara- I can't imagine where you live that the EI is anything like what is described in that article! That would be scary and pretty backwards. Our daughter has had EI and they were the most loving and wonderful people who would never try to force our child to be anything but herself and no labels, no weirdo therapies, certainly nothing of the sort that would get in the way of our family relationships. Our therapist was beloved of all and basically advocated and educated us on how to advocate ourselves. I am not a medical model proponent(home birth and all) but I found none of the EItionists medical either. I found the article disturbingly biased and with little allowance for individual path that each parent may take based on their own culture or preference. I only agree that some parents become engulfed by the urge to make their child something they are not but I find that in all kinds of kids and parents, not just disabled. Any modern developmental theory does not believe any longer in straight line development,in any children. I think EI or not, computers or not, tv or not,preschool, public school, private school, homeschool or not- it's up to the parent to determine based on what their child needs what is best for them, not based on ideology. Some parents are always going to be more skillful at that than others and all will make many mistakes along the way- haven't met perfection yet!
I don't think that you look old at all, BTW.And I agree that Emma Sage is just the person she was meant to be and she is beautiful!

Rachel said...

I think you are both beautiful. (((HUGS)))

starrlife said...

I just re-read my comment and I hope you don't take it as criticism of you. I guess that article hit a trigger for me somehow!

Cleo said...

Thank you so much for this post, LOVE it!!!, our lives are so precious. Tara, I totally agree with you, Emma Sage is perfect just the way she is!!!, I can see her magical aura too, the two of you are beautiful. (((HUGS)))

BERNADETTE said...

DEAREST TARA YOU HAVE SUCH A BEAUTIFUL SOUL AND THERE IS SO MUCH OF YOUR MOTHER IN YOU. GIVE GRETA A BIG HUG FOR ME AND TELL HER MY THOUGHTS AND MY PRAYERS ARE WITH HER AND HER FRIENDS. GOD BLESS THEM AND HIS FAMILY.
lLOVE THE PIC OF YOU AND EMMA SAGE AND i LOVE YOU BERNADETTE

SunflowerMom said...

Lovely to see you with ES! Off to read your links.