Wednesday, August 4, 2010

They will be so much better because of this

is what Jeremy's Grandma Jenkins said to me last weekend.

She was referring to Carter and Luke's exposure to those with special needs. Not only with their brother Brayden but with many others in our life.

Jeremy's Aunt Janine is 50 years old with down syndrome. The boys think she is a blast! Here are Luke and Janine at the fair making their silly faces for the camera.

Later that weekend we headed to our friend's house for pizza and the pool! Not only do they have some fun kids but one has down syndrome. We have known them since the early married days.
Along the way the Lord has placed many people in our life who now have special little ones.

The Coleman family; one of their daughters is in Brayden's class at school, Jeremy has known her dad since grade school. And her mom just finished a children's book about her daughter, I am Justice, Hear Me Roar! Carter and Luke love hanging out with her brother.

All families that we see on a very regular basis.
Other families we may not see often but our boys pray for and of course partied with!

The Pfaffs, who were meet when we were young married couples.
The McNeils who we knew in college.

Not mention other families we have meet along the way through school, doctors, etc.

Carter and Luke's world have been expanded by being surrounded by so many different children. Of course my world and heart has been expanded beyond anything I ever thought...


kirstenpetree said...

That is so great! And I hope Layne helps Lexi be more understanding of the handicapped too!

Shannon said...

Thanks for the shout-out, Carrie. We are so grateful to have you all in our lives again, too.