We've been busy putting up the tree, decorating the gingerbread house, going to the Christmas parade and just trying to get into the spirit of the season. It's been amazing this year teaching the kids the things that are most important: Charity & giving. Loving and forgiving.
In the middle of all of our festivities we had to take a quick trip to pick up Mabel's new leg braces (AFO's.) These will be used in physical therapy to help keep her knees from buckling as she begins to bear more weight through her legs. They will also ensure that her hips don't begin to develop their own issues.
We ordered pink. Mabel isn't a huge fan of them.
But as you can see, she loved the appointment. This is mostly because she enjoys tapping on the white paper. She is a happy girl who goes along with anything and for that we are completely blessed!
The kind of joy that she brings me is unexplainable. This season is hard in alot of ways but I don't ever want everyone to think that I'm just walking around sad or daily grieving. I'm not!
I purposefully enjoy this little girl and all she is. She is amazing for goodness sakes! She brings me so much joy and that isn't just something I'm saying. I'm happy every time I look at her. I realize that things could be a whole lot worse and for now--things are really good. We are constantly thanking God for the abundance of blessings He has poured out on our family this year and especially on Mabel.
Of course there are hard days. Of course some days I am sad.
I am Mabel's mom.
But in this time, I can truly say that I am also equally as happy and joyful. It may be a little more forced than it once was, but it is true and no one can mistake that.
Photos from our decorating and other activities to come....
For now, writing with Nora and snuggles with the boy.