This is the wish list we are also getting mom a spa day at my girlfriends spa and my friends mom is giving a day at her beauty shop:
1. Hannah – 3DS, gift card
2. Holley – Luggage Set (Black), gift card
3. Jack – Headphones (not ear buds), gift card
4. Sarah Katherine – 3DS, Ring (Size 11), Gift card for clothing
5. Ron – Memory Foam Bed topper (twin size), NASCAR Items(Kevin Harvick), gift card
6. Jonah – Nabi tablet, Disney Jake & the Neverland Pirates Costume, and ?anything else Jake.
7. Kirsten – Nabi Tablet, Bike, doll house
8. Hunter – Nabi Tablet, skateboard, remote control toy
9. Dalton – Nabi Tablet, skateboard, remote control toy
10. Mary Ella – Baby doll, doll house (Fisher Price or something similar for small ?children), ride-on toy?
?I have been blessed beyond measure! I have ten wonderful children! My ?family has been built through adoption. Five of my children have special?needs. This is certainly a life that requires intense dedication...but I ?wouldn't have it any other way. I started this journey as a single parent, ?adopting my oldest daughter, Hannah, when I was just 21 years old. I ?did later marry, and adopt 9 more children. However, I am again a ?single Mom. I am so thankful for an opportunity to allow my children to?make a wish list! We understand that it is just that...a wish list. We will ?be grateful for the presents that arrive for Christmas...whatever they ?may be!
Hannah is 22 years old. She is a senior at MSU. She is a wonderful young lady! She is very bright and always appreciative of other's efforts on behalf of her family. Since she lives in Starkville, she isn't able to be home very often.
Holley is 19 years old. She is a sophomore at The University of South Alabama. She lives at home and drives back and forth so that she can help at home. She is one of the most ambitious young people I have ever known! She is very active in the community, and is a great organizational help for me at home!
Jack is 19 years old (just 27 days younger than Holley). He is a sophomore at The University of South Alabama. He lives on campus due to the workload of his major...chemical engineering. He comes home on the weekend when he can to help. Jack is a great big brother, and he has always been a big help to me in the physical care required for the younger brothers that are wheelchair users.
Sarah Katherine is 15 years old. She is developmentally delayed and struggles with mental illness. That isn't what you see when you meet her, though! She is a sweetheart and loves to help people!
Ron is 13 years old. He has severe cerebral palsy and is non-verbal and uses a power wheelchair. He is a very bright boy in a body that just doesn't work. We are blessed to have some very high tech equipment that helps Ron. He has a communication device that he operates with his eyes, and he controls his wheelchair with an array of switches positioned near his head.
Jonah is 12 years old. He has Down Syndrom and many of the medical complications associated with it. He is such a little imp! He is a complete joy to me! When he enjoys something, he reaaaallllyyyy enjoys it!! He is very small, about the size of a typical 6 year old.
Kirsten is 8 years old. She came home to me when she was 2 years old, having been a witness to horrific domestic violence and drug use. She has made amazing progress and just recently tested into the gifted program in our school district! She is a sweetheart and loves all things girly!
Hunter is 6 years old. He has cerebral palsy and traumatic brain injury due to drug exposure in utero. He is a wheelchair user. He is verbal and very bright. He doesn't let the wheelchair slow him down one bit!
Dalton is also 6 years old, just two months younger than Hunter. He came to me as a very fragile infant, not expected to live to his first birthday. He has amazed us all! He has the energy of a marathon runner and climbs like Spiderman! He loves all things boy!
Mary Ella is 19 months old...she will be 2 just 2 weeks before Christmas. She is the princess of the place...for sure! She is typically developing (and typically spoiled as the baby of 10)! She is a joy to us all
This post was edited on 12/9 at 5:18 pm