#4!? Why We Are Growing Our Special Needs Family: Trust Your Gut

Four kids? That’s crazy.

Or is it?

Four kids, and special needs? Definitely crazy.

Right?

The addition of #4 has been a topic of discussion for me and The Queen for quite a while. Four kids always seemed like a stretch. Especially when SATB2 was added to the equation.

But every day we grow. What once seemed like a stretch becomes a possibility.

And then a must.

The quiet moments in the wee hours of the morning are my opportunity to sit, breathe and meditate.

At some point in the quiet, I hear the creek of the door as a groggy Mack emerges from sleep.

The boys are early risers.

Mack suspended in the half-wakefulness of breaking slumber. Me suspended in the half-wakefulness of meditation.

We shoot for 8 hugs per day, but the first is always the sweetest.

He sinks into my crossed legs and melts into my lap. The embrace is silent, but deep. A warmth, a love that is hard to put to words.

While the mind is quiet and the world is slow, answers are clear. Your intuition knows. Trust your gut.

Dad is my superpower. The Queen is made to be a Mom. These kids were crafted to support each other. This family was designed to be together.

But we’re not done yet.

The Mrs. summed it up best in the FB announcement…

Are we crazy?! Heck no!

You could ask the internet:

Or you can trust your gut.

We’re going with the gut.

Does special needs play a role in our decision? Of course. Special needs is part of our reality. But it doesn’t define us. It doesn’t limit us. Special needs makes us stronger, more capable, more daring. Embrace every moment, every opportunity.

One more person to love Awesome Mack.

There are no “right” answers. We’re all making it up as we go. Don’t worry about what anyone else thinks. Trust your gut.

The Dudes are growing, and we couldn’t be more excited!

PS – We’re getting a puppy too!!! Yeah, that’s kinda crazy. 🙂

Update: 2.17.18

#4, Baby Boy

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