Tuesday, September 28, 2010

HAPPY 2ND AFFIRMATION BIRTHDAY TRINITY!!

I can't believe that two years ago, the child that doctors told me was a little boy went from my son to my beautiful daughter. It wasn't easy, but life never is, however, watching her go from the saddest little boy to a vibrant and happy little girl was worth all the trials and tribulations that came with the transition. A transition that happened to the entire family. I look forward to many more years with with Trinity.

Trinity, thank you for show us all what courage and strength truly is. Happy 2nd affirmation birthday baby.

Saturday, September 11, 2010

Ballet has begun!

Now normally, Trinity is full of grins, but it was pretty chilly yesterday before dance so she has that "I'm cold, get me inside now" face. Memo to self that I remember her sweatshirt next time. This was a hard task for me, as this is a new dance school and they do not have the parents wait for the children. Instead, I dropped her off (the teacher was informed about her) and left to wait for an hour and a half.

I had to not look nervous as I didn't want to stress her out, but I felt it as I waited, yet when it was time to wait in front of the school for the little dancers, she was my last one out and the smile on her face soothed my fears about how she would fit in with the other biological girls. It's hard to believe that only a few years ago all we lived with was a very quiet, depressed little boy, but that's long gone and the beautiful, sometimes dramatic, little girl is the true child we were meant to have.

My note to parents, with or without children like my daughter, I say: As long as you have children, no matter their age, listen to them, hear them. Not only with your ears, but with your eyes and heart. Whatever those parenting books tell you what not to do, your heart will know, even if it's hard to listen to it what it has to say.


Chilly while waiting for dance to start