Today’s post is a little unusual. It’s about celebrating the extraordinary moments we all have with our children.
I have ten kids and there’s something unique and extraordinary about each of them, but today I’m focusing on my oldest daughter, Brittany. There are so many things I could say about her. She’s super smart and talented. She’s the type of person who is good at everything she tries to do. I can’t think of a single time in her life that we’ve had a disagreement or that I’ve had to discipline her. While those things do make her extraordinary, what really makes her stand out is her desire to do what is right and stand up for what she believes to be true. From the time she was young, Brittany set high standards for herself and she’s lived up to them and been a major influence on those around her.
Her life hasn’t always been easy. When she was 15 her father and I got divorced. It was a difficult time for her, but she rose above that challenge by focusing on her studies and getting involved at her high school on student council and the ballroom team. Because I was no longer married to her father, she somewhat had to step into the role of being the mother of her younger siblings anytime they were with their dad. I know that hasn’t been easy on her and I appreciate the sacrifices she makes. All of her siblings look up to her and I couldn’t ask for a better example for them.
She just got married in May. We are now in a time of transition as we figure out how that affects our relationship and the time we are able to spend together. I am so proud of the woman she has become. I cherish the relationship we have and I’m so grateful for all that this beautiful girl has taught me about life, love, and forgiveness. It’s a blessing to be her mother.
What makes kids extraordinary isn’t just the epic stuff. It’s the little things. The small moments that maybe only you see.
Stanford Children’s Health has a unique campaign called Extraordinary Care for your Extraordinary Kid. No matter whether your visit is routine or rare, Stanford Children’s Health is committed to providing extraordinary care for healthier happy lives. As part of the campaign they’ve created a site where you can upload photos of your own extraordinary kid and make a fun video for them.
It’s quick and super easy. Check out the video I made for my daughter!
Join in the fun!
I know that your kid is extraordinary too. Show them how much you enjoy every moment together by creating a special video of your own!
I’d love to see what you create, so be sure and send me a link so I can watch it.
I was selected for this opportunity as a member of Clever Girls Collective and the content and opinions expressed here are all my own.