hello david, hello family


When David was born we talked about having him be part of our family–instead of having our family revolve around him. While we’ve worked to try and make this happen, it’s an imperfect journey. We want Matthias to feel seen and heard, but often he has to wait while we care for David. He waits in doctor offices. He helps David when he’d rather be reading or playing. Each member of our family is important, but logistically, David requires more care and attention than Matthias. So we flex and bend and accommodate. It’s challenging and beautiful. This is family, right? It stretches and grows our hearts. It makes us better.

It’s Monday, how about some hellos?

Hello Christmas week! It’s here–ready or not!

Hello starting to wrap gifts.

Hello looking forward to time with family.

Hello undecorated tree. We haven’t had time! It up, it has lights but that’s all so far.

Hello messy house–it’s hard to keep up. Oh well!

Hello sniffles. David has another cold. I’m over it!

Hello spontaneous nerf wars. And subsequently finding nerf darts in the funniest places.

Hello trying to find balance and finding it impossible.

Hello embracing real, messy, beautiful life.

It’s Monday! What are you saying hello to this week?

6 comments

  1. I ordered your beautiful stacking rings with each of my three girls’ names. Everytime I look at them I remember these blessings in my life. And now I find out you’re a fellow special needs mom, feeling even more blessed and connected to you. My middle daughter was born with Down syndrome. The time and attention I give her compared to siblings may be unequal, but it is never unfair to my other kids. It’s life altering but it truely makes our family unique. I’m so proud to wear the rings knowing that a warrior hard working mama made it with love. Hope you have a great new year full of health and happiness.

  2. HEY LISA
    IS THERE WAY YOU CAN MAKE A JUST BREATH SPIRAL WRAP RING ?? IN SILVER ? I HAVE A FRIEND WHO HAS CF…HER HUBBY JUST ORDERED A NECKLACE FROM YOU THE BAR ONE. HE HAS BEEN LOOKING FOR THAT RING.
    LET ME KNOW
    THANK YOU
    LOVE YOUR STUFF!!!!
    LAURA

  3. Hello! I was walking thru my messy house last night and was saying the same thing. The tree is up with light and that is it. The nativity is lit. My daughter says ” It’s Christmas mom” And I am so thankful. Thankful that my daughter is home from college and in good health. We are together. That is all I ask and all I want.
    Have a blessed holiday! Thinking of you….

  4. Hi Lisa..I ordered my daughter the silver cuff last year and she loved it! She wears it everyday:) So this year for Christmas I ordered her the initial necklace. I have to say I was very disappointed in it. Boo. Very much smaller than your pics of it. I bought my other daughter the necklace last year with the initials with the little pearl and it was beautiful!! It’s her favorite too!!! Just sad that this one I ordered is VERY small for what you charge. Feeling sad….Can I return after Christmas, pay the difference and get her the one with the little cup initials? 2 out of the 3 is awesome! Love and Merry Christmas…Kathy

  5. Special Needs sibs are the best! My grandson has Autism and his younger sister….well she is so patient, compassionate and beloved. She’s tough because many times he lashes out to her. She’s forgiving because she doesn’t hold grudges. She’s kind because sometimes he can be so loving towards her. She has had to grow up so fast. Sometimes I feel bad about that…but also so proud. Her parents make sure she has time to herself and activities that are fun and important to her. Sometimes SHE has to be the priority! Bravo to parents everywhere who are going through this! God bless you! <3

  6. I feel a similar tension with my students. I want to give each one my attention, focus and help, but some require more and some less. Overall, my goal is to make each child feel important. I want to look at them when they are talking, take their thoughts and suggestions seriously, and value them as a member of our class.

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