Fabienne First Day: Nursery School

First Day | The Merrythought
First Day | The Merrythought
First Day | The Merrythought
First Day | The Merrythought
My baby girl started nursery school. And this mamma’s heart is proud. When Fabienne was born I wasn’t sure what her future would look like. What I know now is that she’s much like any other [almost] three year old. She loves to read books, play outside and dance while daddy plays guitar. She has adorable dimples when she smiles and fights over toys with her little brother. Don’t get me wrong, she has to work a lot harder than most peers to accomplish everyday tasks like talking and running. We have four therapists in our house every week. But this little girl is fiercely determined and continues to surprise us with her capabilities. This tiny girl has already changed my perspective on so many things. I believe she will change the lives of many people in her path. I also fear she will face discrimination because she is different. I wrote about it in this post awhile back. If you have not yet read The Talk by Momastery, please take a moment. It’s not too late to have The Talk with your little ones who are just starting out a new school year. Like I said before.. my hope.. my dream.. my prayer is that Fabienne will find compassionate little friends in school. Who love her just the way she is.

– Marla

HAPPY LABOR DAY

The Merrythought
.. today I am thankful for my husband who works so hard to take care of our family.
.. today I am thankful for veggie omelettes, raspberry peach smoothies and apple cider donuts. {Hello September!}
.. today I am thankful for parents who live 5 minutes down the road…we ate there twice today!
.. today I am thankful for rainy days and thunderstorms.
.. today I am thankful for a baby who makes me laugh…even when he should be napping..
.. today I am thankful for a weekend spent eating and laughing with great friends.
.. today I am thankful for a mother-in-law who loves to spend time with our kids & allows us get out with friends.
.. today I am thankful for veggie burgers. covered in cheese, avocado, lettuce & tomatoes fresh from the garden. yes.
.. today I am thankful for Faba’s face when she tries to do fish lips.
.. today I am thankful for a cool breeze through the open door and a soundtrack of crickets and kadydids.
.. today I am thankful for moms apple crisp. {Hello September!}

What are you thankful for today?