I just read a really good commentary in the NY Times and it made me think A LOT about our life and our children. It's a tough read because it deals with a really sick child, but it has a great message. To me, it's the same message found in SARK's work posted above.
Just last week, I was driving home from work wondering what my life would be like without Kate. What if she had been born neurologically typical? Well, I would be a different person and now that I have the ability to speculate what that person would have been like, I don't know how much I would have liked her!! Seems silly, but what I have learned the most from Kate is life itself is special. I now fully understand the human experience. Even though I seem really busy, Kate has taught me to slow down. I now know how to breathe deeply and enjoy the moment. I have a full range of emotions that didn't exist before Kate. I am constantly saying to Jeremy that I wish we could pause time because our lives are so amazing and I don't want it to end! I've been saying that every month since June - that's got to be a good sign - time is going by and things just get better and better. I just love, love, love every moment that passes. Our family is so, so lucky to be together and have each other. I am just so appreciative of everything we have.
Kelly is Kate's devoted, caring, Type-A mom. Kelly is a high school physics teacher who earned her masters degree in neuroscience from McMaster University in 2003.