It would be easy for me to say that hearing Will say Emma’s name and finally seeing him play with her meant the world to me.
But, it honestly meant SO much to me for a totally different reason.As sad as I sometimes get that I have “untwin” twins, it is harder on her than I can ever possibly imagine or understand.
Emma knows they are twins.
She knows they were in my belly together and knows that they were born the same day.
She’s met lots and lots of other sets of twins and she knows that she and Will are…special,
Emma is a cheerful little girl.And smart as a whip
and she knows that Will has autism
and sometimes that just really stinks.
Because how many 5 year olds normally know about autism?
How many of them understand that autism is the reason that Will isn’t like Emma?
And she’s amazing,
because she gets it.
Truly gets it.She’s ok with Will having special needs (foods, toys, clothes, bed, etc),
with him demanding more of my time,
with his inability to talk to her,
play with her…
99% of the time.
And that is a huge, huge blessing because she could be selfish,
and instead, God created this amazing little girl,
the perfect twin sister for Will.
And when he said her name,
her face lit up.
“Mommy. Will said, ‘Emma.'”
And that look on her face,
that light in her eyes,
was absolutely priceless.
Because while I have been waiting a long time for it,
she has been waiting her entire lifetime.
Talk about something to be thankful for!
God’s amazing blessings!
Many, O LORD my God, are the wonders which You have done, And Your thoughts toward us; There is none to compare with You. If I would declare and speak of them, They would be too numerous to count. ~ Psalm 40:5
Playing along with Woman Taking a Stand for Thankful Thursday