Monday, September 19, 2011

livia is teaching us patience; so often i'm failing





livia's head is harder than mine, and mine is taurean hard. with time-limits of places to go and places to be, livia's sitting on the ground or pretending not to hear our "let's go!" pleas- can be ultimately frustrating. i am in no way under the illusion that we are alone. children are supposed to test their wills, and with that, the clarity, patience, creativity and perseverance (or lack therof ) of good-willed parents.

of course i will never know what attributes can be connected to down syndrome... though it seems stubbornness is a shared one. being an aries probably doesn't help the situation either.

i love livia's feistiness. i hope i can keep up with her lessons about patience while still being a guiding light as i am supposed to be.


(these pictures are by a friend, yves maurer, who spontaneously invited livia to a quick photo shoot one evening when we met in town. they speak a thousand, feisty words, i'd say.)


4 comments:

Becca said...

Oh, yes, feisty indeed!! I know those looks well. LOL Still a stunning cutie!!! :-)

BLOOM - Parenting Kids With Disabilities said...

I LOVE the pics -- hysterical and adorable -- and it is great to hear from you and about Livia.

I often feel that parenting Ben is teaching me how to be more (you name it -- patient, able to live in the present, to express unconditional love etc etc)

xo

TherExtras said...

My friend with a son with Ds swears the stubborn gene is on the Chromosome 21.

Love the photos, as usual.
Barbara

cortina said...

hi! how are you? happy new year! your post...well said! LOL! i saw a sibling video once and every sibling said the same thing- they taught me a lot about patience! but it is such a struggle!!!!!!!!!! still, we love 'em!