For gratitude day three, I will have to say that I am so extremely grateful for the three little ones that call me mom. I can not even begin to imagine all that I would miss out on if even one was not with me. They each have such distinct personalities and characters and it is fun to watch them all grow in their individual ways.
I look at the ways that they grow and develop and wonder a lot of times
what their challenge on this earth will be. They have each come down
with some very distinct characteristics and attitudes. I also wonder
what it is that they are to be teaching me. I have learned a lot from
them, especially over the past several years.
Kyra is dynamic with creativity oozing out of every single pore of her body. She gets so lost in own little world that often times she forgets to do the things that are of the most importance in her life. We call it A.D.O.S.- Attention Deficit Oh Shiny. She can spend hours on making a hammock for each and every one of her stuffed animals, yet completely forget that she has a math project due tomorrow… which she will generally tell me about ten minutes before she is to catch the bus. She makes me proud though because she has a very strong sense of discernment and she is able to separate out truth and good and light. She is able to argue her case and stand up for herself. In this world, I am glad that she is able to have those invaluable characteristics. She teaches me that sometimes, I need to put aside the house things and be a fun mom.
Kaeson is quietly determined. He is much like the character on the movie, ELF. He will destroy the entertainment center to make the rocking horse. He has no guile or malice. He is not destructive out of resentment or anger. He is simply finding a means to an end. Kaeson has Asperger’s and struggles sometimes with social connections and appropriateness. He has anxiety that causes him to avoid most activities. We love to watch him though as he will surprise us and be the only one in the family to scale the rock wall. He has the purest heart of anyone that I have ever known. He is simple and loving. He is the one that will climb up on my lap and snuggle me. He teaches me to have patience. He teaches me that it doesn’t matter what others think of me, it is what I think of me that matters most. He teaches me there is value in meekness.
Kelton (Toad) is a bright and quick witted young man. He remembers everything and is sometimes too smart for his own good. He understands technology like no one I have ever seen. He barely missed the kindergarten deadline and is home with mom for one more year. He is completely without fear and that often times scares me. He reminds me so much of Craig in so many ways. He is kind, loving and completely random and spur of the moment. He is a people pleaser and wants to be loved more than anything. He teaches me to go forward with faith fearing nothing. He teaches me to listen to my heart and to follow the Spirit. He teaches me to brush up on my vocabulary so that I can keep up with him.
I am so grateful that the Lord gave me the opportunity to be a steward over these little ones. Even if it is just for a short time. I am surrounded by old wise souls and I am just grateful that they put up with me.