Going with the flow

I wasn't really finished with my post last night, 
I just needed to go to bed.  
I'm so thankful that I did.   
Lila was having a hard time this morning
knowing that she was headed to yet another new class.  
She didn't want to put her boots on 
or brush her teeth. 
 She told me she wanted to stay home 
with me and Baby Wexi.

I hugged her and told her it would be ok, 
that she would love her new teacher 
and meet nice new friends, 
whispering a prayer that my words 
would turn out to be true.  

I put her in the car and we sang songs all the way to school.  
By the time we got there she told me she was happy.  
I love hearing that. 
 She says it about three times a day now. 
 "I happy, Mama.  You happy?"  
And if I'm not happy at that very second
 her words remind me that I ought to be
 and I say, "Yes, Lila, I'm happy too.  
I'm the luckiest mama in the whole world."

When we went in to the school, 
she already knew the way to her new class 
as it is right across the hall from her old one.  
Her teacher was waiting by the door for her.  
She got down on her level and told her 
she was glad she was in her class.  
Lila said, "I happy too."

It's going to be ok.  
It's probably harder on me than it is on her.  
She's so good at going with the flow. 
 I am learning from her.

She can go from this

 to this
In about 3 seconds 

Back to happy
Dancing her way through it all.

That's how she lives her life. 
 She doesn't hold grudges. 
She looks for the good in people and finds it. 
 People feel sorry for her because she has a disability.  
They shouldn't. 
 She's leading the way, teaching as she goes.  
She's happy.

I'm the luckiest mama in the whole world.


  1. Tears. And she's a lucky kid cuz she learned so much of that, or most of it, from you.

    You and she inspire me.

    I love you.

  2. I love this post. Thanks for sharing!

  3. I agree with Donna, and might I add that your blog inspires all of us.