Jonny taught himself how to ride a two wheel bike today! He is so proud of himself!
Sure a teeney-tiny part of me feels like I missed out on that initial moment when he learned, but I made sure to let him feel extra special because he was our first child to learn how to ride a bike all by himself!
Sveta is an amazing knitter---- just look at her latest creation! She has the ability to focus on a knitting project and finish it with zero mistakes. At first, I thought she would never be able to keep track of her stitches, let alone make no mistakes, but my daughter has proved me wrong. And I am so proud of her! What makes her knitting so special (compared to my other girls) is that it represents focus, perseverance, creativity, determination, passion...... all things you do not usually associate with fetal alcohol syndrome. And I am beginning to think that she is capable of so much more than what I led myself to believe at first. Over the years, she has surprised me over and over with what she has learned to accomplish. Someone once told me that FAS is not a death sentence, and from my own experience with my daughter Sveta, I can't emphasize that enough!
I think that I need to start expecting more out of her........ stop making excuses for her....... and encourage her to dream big! I admit that after almost 14 years, I still don't have this parenting thing down, but I am so glad that God is faithful, showing me where I need to grow...... change...... and encourage my kids.