On Wednesday, Sophia celebrated her 13th birthday! Sophia is still a die hard, Justin Beiber and Jonas Brothers Fan. For days leading up to her birthday she hoped that Justin Beiber or the Jonas Brothers would send her something in the mail. Lo and behold on her birthday, she got two cards in the mail. One was a singing card that had a Jonas Brothers song recorded and one was a letter we wrote from Justin Beiber.
Is it right that we feed into her Beiber Fever or her obsession with the Jonas Brothers? Perhaps not to some people however, in every letter we have written from "them" there is a lesson for Sophia. Of course, the lesson of the month has been to use kind words. And as you can see in the video of me reading the fake Justin Beiber letter, it worked for the moment.
In the end, I guess I didn't need to litter my blog with nasty curse words to tell my story. All kids go through peaks and valleys it just so happens that Sophia is stuck in a deep valley at the moment. We are working our way out (one curse word at a time) and soon she will move on from cursing to a new behavior for us to tackle. That is life with kids, disability or not, we'll just keep moving forward. I'd like to quote myself . Can I do that? "My children have taught me more about life, love and compassion than anyone or anything ever could" and now I can add that Sophia taught me the fine art of cursing.