20 May 2013
I know I'm not supposed to compare, but I keep seeing all of these babies who are close in age to Luke and they appear to be ahead of him with their gross motor skills. I know I don't have a reason to be sad, but still... In some ways I am. He's working so hard. He has a lot of persistence and stamina and even while working hard, he rarely loses his big gummy grin. On the surface I know this is our reality, I know Luke will get there in his own time, but its still hard to think that my sweet baby isn't keeping pace with others his age. Living life with Luke is teaching me a greater patience than I ever knew existed. He is teaching me about what it really means to live to your greatest potential and regardless of where he finishes each day's race, its amazing how he seems to be at peace with his progress. I'm not one to keep score. I'm not one to judge. And most days I'm content... On nights like tonight when I feel anxious about what our future holds, I will remind myself to take my cues from our special gift. Our life will be a good life.