Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Learning While Parenting

Wow! It is amazing to think of how much I have learned by being a parent...not only by being a parent of four children, but parenting a special needs child. I have learned things that families with normal healthy kids never experience. I was just contemplating it all today. With my special needs child, Tatiana, I feel like a mother, teacher, therapist, and a nurse. She has opened up a whole new world to me that I never would have explored on my own. She has taught me so much. Most people don't know how I can handle it all: having a special needs child that is medically fragile with multiple issues, still homeschooling my boys, and having a new baby all at the same time. It is hard at times but God didn't just hand me all of this because he thought I would fail. He knows how much I can handle and knows I can and will succeed if I work hard at it and trust in him. Joseph Smith said, "Stand fast, ye Saints of God, hold on a little while longer, and the storm of life will be past, and you will be rewarded by that God whose servants you are, and who will duly appreciate all your toils and afflictions for Christ’s sake and the Gospel’s. Your names will be handed down to posterity as Saints of God.”

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