This blog is just about my life and mostly revolves around my son, Jamie. This blog is a combination of everything, whether it may be a new recipe I tried, a good freebie I found, something funny Jamie said, or feelings I'm having about life in general. There's little rhyme or reason. I'll never win any blogging awards, but I enjoy writing about our lives and I mostly do it for my son. It's so easy to forget moments over the years. I've got all these little tidbits of our life in print and I hope that someday Jamie can enjoy them.

I called this blog Mother of Life, Mother of Loss because of my issues with pregnancy loss and the joy of finally bringing this wonderful person into the world. Truly, I feel the pains of loss, but you won't see too much of that here. I am blessed and I am, above all else, a mother of life.

After all the years of infertility and loss, Matthew and I were blessed with a surprise pregnancy. We were pregnant with twins, but unfortunately, Baby A could not stay with us. Baby B grew into a healthy and happy baby girl that we named Bella Marie. We are so blessed to have two beautiful children.

Saturday, April 25, 2009

Go Jack!

The children waited beside the wooden fence. Almost all the children had ridden the ponies and were becoming restless, anxious to move on to the next activity. There were only two children left to take their turn. These two little boys both had disabilities. One little boy is named Jack. His mother took him to the pony and sat him on it's back. Jack was unsure and it seemed that he was too frightened to take the ride. His mother lifted him off the pony as a little chant began to rise from the children standing on the side lines, "Go Jack. Go Jack. Go Jack. Go Jack." The children seemed to sense the boys need for encouragement and without provocation delivered. Jack's mother sat him back down on the pony and he took his turn. The children didn't stop their cheer until the ride was over. You could see that every person who witnessed the event was touched.

We talk often about how cruel children can be now days. We fear for how our children will be treated in school, especially if they are different in any way. We witnessed what I believe is the true nature of the human spirit. We witnessed the untainted caring that we are all capable of, but so many seem to lose with the passage of time.

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