Thursday, November 11, 2010

Believe

Thank you, to those of you who have shared with me your appreciation of my blog. I have to tell you, there are so many more inspiring moms out there of our unique children. Not only parents of children with bilateral microphthalmia or anophthalmia that I've seen share their experiences in a closed Yahoo group, but also parents of children who have their own different challenges. Yes, it is true our children are our teachers and we are their #1 fans cheering them on. I know one of the many best things you can do for your child is to believe in your child even when he/she goes through a rough patch. I watched a Dr. Phil episode about deaf-blind triplet girls and their parents and near the end of the show there was a blind lady who traveled as an inspirational speaker and has published a book (that I ought to get). When she lost her vision as a teenager, she said the key was her parents because they believed in her before she did. That really hit me. A lot of us are doing that anyway but I never stopped until then to reflect on that for my own kids. I'm a kid of my parents. They're my grandparents' kids. No doubt about it they believed in me and maybe it helped I also have a stubborn streak (my mom will be glad to confirm) that gave me the drive to accomplish things. We have a delicious cycle that shall be continued- we believe in you!

Hope it wasn't too cheesy. If you are sipping on wine, then perfect.

3 comments:

  1. Wonderful comments, Heather. You know I'm gonna be your No. 1 cheerleader, always. We let you and your brothers guide us regarding your interests and we'd endeavored to support your hobby, sport, or academic goals. Amazingly, your aptitudes and attitudes were quite diverse, making life interesting in the Lightfoot household. Patience, a positive attitude, and, yes, stubborness are among your special qualities. I love you, Mom

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  2. That never ending support, "mickey" in our corner, unconditional love, that hand to help us stand, that push when we are stuck.....PARENTS...
    and like you said - they believed in her before she did - WOW!
    is that show on youtube?

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  3. Not tooo cheesy at all...and I'm sippin' Chai Latte.

    Your words just warmed my heart. I'm not a parent but I do believe in "believing" :)

    Hugs

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