Monday, April 6, 2009

My Two Stars


Sometimes I wish my kids were this young again… if just for a little while, so I can still pick them up and hug them tight!!

But, of course, I’m glad that they’re older, and some of the mystery of their lives are solved and their futures are a bit more in focus.

I know that Meghan is in a great school for her, and that next year she will be in a work training program—learning a trade that she likes, and taking on a job that she wants, while working on the building blocks of self-esteem, confidence, and happiness—her life. And when she graduates at 22, she will, hopefully, have the skills and the understanding to live as independently as possible in a group home with good friends whom she can relate to and rely on.

And Nick will move on to high school next year and have a teacher that he had back when he was in 1st grade; a little comfort in a strange new place. He, too, will graduate when he’s 22 and move on toward a work program and live wherever and however he chooses—and home will always be a choice for him. Perhaps in his adult life, and maturity, he will find that one special friend to hold on to and walk through life with—a little protection.

And I will be there, too. To watch, help and advocate for them whenever and wherever they need me, just as I was when I first shot these pictures.

3 comments:

Tanya @ Teenautism said...

What gorgeous photos! Glad to hear that they've both got a good plan in place. Lovely post!

Shea's Mom said...

What a beautiful post.

Holly, you always say things so well.

XOX

Shelley

Print Banners said...

"And I will be there, too. To watch, help and advocate for them whenever and wherever they need me"

Good post... that's why moms are the best. supporting your kids 100% no matter what happens only shows how great you are as a mother.