Joy. A simple three-letter word that holds so much emotion behind it. To me, joy means happiness and love. It means giggles, laughter and unfiltered smiles. When you are raising children of any needs, joy should be something cherished. When you are raising children with special needs, moments of pure joy can be what gets you through the day. I feel very fortunate to have captured a moment of pure joy shared between my three children recently. It was simple, the older two were teaching the youngest "Ring-Around the Rosie". It was wonderful and I wanted to share it with you too.
I know all to well how easy it is to be buried in PPTs, doctor's appointments, meltdowns, medication schedules, therapy schedules, and general child raising. There are days when it gets to be too much. I try to engage the girls in singing or dancing when things feel like they are going to break. It usually works and instead of pulling my hair out I end up swamped in big hugs.
How do you find joy during your day? Please share with us in the comments.
Amanda cherishes the silly, happy and joyful moments with her girls.