Most moms don't realize the simple reactions they get from their kids, sure they see the cute ones, or the bad ones, but to every action we give our kids, they have a reaction, most of these go un noticed. That is until you have a child who doesn't smile, or doesn't talk, or doesn't react at all. Caring for a child who gives nothing back, no hugs, no thank yous, not even eye contact is one of the hardest things for a parent to endure. We don't realize how much we enjoy these small reactions, these precious bits of communication most mothers aren't denied.
I notice every little reaction Alex gives to me, he smiles, he laughs, and then sometimes he wont look me in the eye, sometimes he shakes his head from side to side, and I don't get a reaction. I'm so grateful for the reactions I get, I'm so thankful that Alex will continue to progress, slow as it may be, he will continue to move forward, and I am so grateful for this. I will continue to notice, and be blessed by every little reaction I get.......Start to notice your little ones reactions, be thankful, and my goodness don't ever complain about your healthy kids!
All day I took care of you, I got you up and dressed, sat you in your chair, and helped you look your best. I gave your medication, brushed your soft hair, tried to make you smile, even though you seem unaware.
All day, I take the time to care for you, without a smile back. No thanks mom, or even a hug, these are all things that we lack.
I took the time to lift you, so you can see new things, sing songs, read you books hoping that it brings a sparkle to your eye, a crack in your smile, they say it may never come or it may take a long, long while.
Some think your life is worthless because you don't walk or talk. I know what you continue to give with the love your simple presence has brought.
You give each day purpose, even though each day is the same. I love you my precious child and that will never change. -Jessica Pruitt 2009