MJ has spunk, energy and attitude, and I like her that way. No one could ever say she wasn't fun. She can be appropriately reverent and serious, and does well in school. And she is athletic (which is amazing to me- I never willingly participate in anything sporty) and involved in so many great things. I am happy to say she is one well-rounded kid.
I remember when I was younger, I imagined that my kids would be perfectly gentle, well behaved and brilliant. Do we all imagine that before we have kids? Well- now that I have mom experience and see the wide variety of personalities out there- I am glad to say my kids are not what I thought I wanted all those years ago. I am much more suited to outgoing, kinda loud, fun little people. We laugh our heads off, sing obnoxiously loud, tell slightly rude jokes, and enjoy hanging out together.
And MJ and TJ have an added attribute that I really, really love. They are kind. They have a brother with autism, and it has opened up their minds to accepting and loving all types of people. I see them performing amazing acts of service for him without a second thought. Teachers tell me they can count on MJ and TJ to befriend the kids who struggle to fit in. One of the great blessing of having a child with a disability is how it has affected our hearts so much. I can't wait to see what kind of teenagers and grown ups they turn out to be.
Catch me if you can-