Life gets a little more complicated in the child raising department when you have been blessed with a special needs child. The nights are longer. The childhood milestones take longer to reach. Simple things are difficult. Things that I can do quickly and with little to no mess become time consuming tasks for Zak and usually there is a fair amount of cleanup awaiting me. I find it is easier - man times - just to do it myself. But when I cave in I find something precious missing from the equation. The twinkle in his eye that says, "I did it!"
I captured him doing, learning and being productive. The look of total concentration and focus on his work encouraged me to keep pushing - to keep teaching. I want a boy that can say:
"I did it!"
"I am important!"
" My family needs me."
"I have a purpose!"
I took these pictures to remind me what it's all about.
May I never forget that it is my job as his Mom to take him as far as he can go.
"God give me patience to allow him to learn; and God, through him teach me - there is so much I need to learn!"