First I just want to thank all my friends, the ones I know in person for being so supportive of Bennett. You probably don't even know you've been supportive but just by being so loving and accepting of Bennett, asking how he's doing, the "he's getting so big!" , "sucha a cutie!" and "he's doing so good, Adrienne!" comments, reading this blog and in general just being a friend means so much because it's not easy having a child with special needs. Just having a child that is "different" from your friend's kids can be hard at times. Very hard.
And a big thank you to my blog "friends". I honestly don't know how people do it without some kind of support. Like I said, this isn't always easy and emotionally it can be draining and extremely lonely. But when you have others that have been right where you are, encouraging you, giving you advice and just being there to say "I get it", it really makes a huge difference.
In my last post I was discouraged but after reading each and every comment I became encouraged. I'm not alone and to know others get what I'm saying and to read that their children did the same thing but overcame the hurdles, it's just very comforting.
So thank you. All of you.
And of course thanks to our family-you love us no matter what and you love Bennett no matter what and for that we are grateful for you all as well.
I was just thinking the other day that I really am thankful that God made Bennett just the way he is. Honestly. Even with all the stress it can cause, the emotional pain at times that comes with raising a child with special needs-all these things are forgotten when I see the great rewards that come with having Bennett.
God made no mistakes when he created our son. And he made no mistakes by putting certain people in our lives to love Bennett, just as he is.