|There's only one pretty child in the world, and|
every mother has it.--Chinese proverb
Natural child: Any child who is not artificial.
Real parent: Any parent who is not imaginary.
Your own child: Any child who is not someone else’s child.
Adopted child: A natural child, with a real parent, who is all my own.
This year I had the blessing of celebrating mija's 7th birthday. I never thought I'd have a child for whom to celebrate birthdays, so each birthday is momentous on many levels.
This year wasn't an easy one with unemployment, health issues, and such. In fact, we talked her into having her party the Friday after her birthday, so we could get and extra paycheck in beforehand.
And this week...well, I've been in brought to tears in pain numerous times this week. I've also was brought to tears when mija prayed that we would have enough money to buy ice cream for her party. The challenge of being challenged but trying not to pass that challenge onto her can be challenging.
She just couldn't wait for her party. She wanted to "Freak Out" and she said in her own words!
|Can you see Rapunzel in the tower?|