One of the perks of having children is watching them reach the milestones in their lives.
Crawling, walking, talking etc...all the regular stuff. With 5 kids I have seen milestone after milestone and it never gets old. I was just as excited when baby number 5 walked as I was when baby number 2 and 3 walked...it is awesome to watch as our kids grow and develop into little people.
We have had a number of milestones in our house lately, my 15 year old is working at his first job. It is an amazing job and has amazing potential for him to pursue his dream of becoming a chef.
Faith has started preschool at a "typical" centre. I am excited that she is doing so well there.
My 8 year old started grade 4 this year and she has changed so much. She really matured over the summer and is excited about being a junior at school.
Our funny 5 year old is learning how to read. That is a huge milestone, since she has always had speech development issues.
And the 12 year old, she has been a part of every sports team in junior high so far. She has played both football and soccer and is trying out for volleyball next week.
My kids are all growing into amazing people. We are truly blessed in our house.
The biggest milestone that I would like to share is one that my regular readers will already know about. Faith is alive. It was a milestone when she no longer needed the machine to breathe for her, it was a milestone when she no longer needed the feeding tube into her stomach, it was a milestone when she walked and talked for the first times. She was expected to live her life in a wheelchair with no communication skills. She was expected to have no memory and just a few weeks ago learned and can still say what an "s" says.
So, a milestone is an amazing thing to watch and they never get old. Our kids will continue to reach milestone after milestone while they continue to grow...even into adulthood. It is good to celebrate these times and share them with others.
It is like shining a light in a grey world:-)
Since milestones are so amazing and need to be celebrated, Cheerios is helping us celebrate with their Milestones Contest. You could have your child featured on a special edition Cheerios Box and WIN $10,000 towards an RESP from TD Canada Trust!!
You can check out the contest here at Cheerios.com. The contest closes December 15, 2010.
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Disclosure - I am participating in the Cheerios Milestones program by Mom Central on behalf of General Mills. I received a gift card as a thank you for my participation. The opinions on this blog are my own.