For our LP family across the world

I cant believe we have hit the end of 2009!!!! The years just seem to be pass so quickly… Leah is 3 years old and I look at her and the progress she has made in such a short time and I realize how amazingly strong willed my baby girl is… she has become her own little person and has beaten the odds over so many situations that could have inhibited her progress.

With the world being in the financial situation it finds itself in, we like so many others have been feeling a bit of a pinch here and there .I guess its only human to want to have lots of money and to have all your plans work out the way you want them to be. I became really frustrated, at one point and I was slowly turning into a nasty person because I would lash out at those closest to me that being my family. I remember a few weeks before Leah’s recent hospital visit, I again found myself getting all agitated about paying hospital bills and the thought of “Oh gosh what if there is more complications that’s going to add to the hospital bills” I had completely lost focus until I sat outside one afternoon and put the video recorder on to tape the girls playing and enjoying the summer sun. My focus turned to Leah who was marching up and down and I realized something important …I was being really ungrateful and selfish, so many things could have happened during this past year but through everything we are all together and we overcame many obstacles as a family.

We are not in control of everything and there are things that we have the power to change and there are situations that will never change, we need to remember that we have to keep focused on what’s important and we should try not to let the bad things take away all our happiness. 2009 Has been a difficult year for most of us but in the same breath I think we LP parents have been doing an amazing job we have been victorious in many challenges. We have made lots of new LP friends, some of our kids have been through surgery and some precious little ones have gone to be with Jesus. What warms my heart the most is through all of this we have been there for one another no matter how near or far…. Our friendships and encouragement is priceless and has been a source of strength to many .So today I say we give ourselves a pat on the back (or even better moms get dad to massage you back) for a job well done!!!!

From The Kay family in Cape Town South Africa we thank you for showing your support by reading our blog

We wish you a happy ,blessed Christmas and a prosperous New Year

We look forward to seeing you all in the 2010 and may we continue the fight in raising

“Dwarfism Awareness”

4 thoughts on “For our LP family across the world

  1. That was beautiful. It is only natural to get those frustrated feelings. Hell, I just got EOBs and I know that $823 is coming out of my pocket after insurance paid so I hear you. And it is ok to sometimes lose the focus, but I think we all just want to be happy. It has been a great year and our family around the world is so strong and with each other we are growing and promoting awareness. Love to you all in 2010!

  2. I love reading your posts – beautiful!! I’m so grateful for our LP family around the world and for all of the support and love! It is so exciting to see how much our family has grown just since we joined two years ago, and it is awesome to get know and see our kids grow up through our blogs!
    You should be very proud of the dwarfism awareness that you are raising in South Africa! You have a beautiful family, and we hope to meet you in person some day!
    Have a happy and healthy New Year! Hugs!

  3. As I read your blog I was just reminded that the challenges we as parents have to face are not the ones the “average parent” faces, so yes, we are especially blessed to be chosen by God to raise them! This prayer kept me going through the times when I felt down: “God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, The courage to change the things I can, And the wisdom to know the difference”. Because of our hard work to get our own support group off the ground,I just see that our LP family in SA is going to grow during 2010!! I enjoy reading your blog and wish you and your beautiful family all the best for 2010!

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