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Nearly half a million babies (1 in 10) are born premature in the US each year which is higher than that of most other developed nations. This is the journeys of our first born son, Finnegan, who was born 14 weeks early and weighed only 1 pound 15 ounces at birth. Of our daugher, Korrigan, who was born a healthy 7 pounds, 7 ounces at 37 weeks. And of our second son, MacKeegan, who was also born at 37 weeks at a whopping 8 pounds, 13 ounces. Our continued adventures reminds us daily how good God is.

Tuesday, February 10

Did you make somebody happy today?

Proud momma momment I want to share for posterity's sake. Korri's "homework" today for preschool was to bring a picture of something that makes her happy. For the record, this is the picture she picked (her birthday party made her happy!):

Anyway, in addition to the above information, I've been talking to Korri about making friends and being friends (or at least friendly) with everybody at school. She is VERY attached to one little girl in her class and gets her feelings hurt if this girl plays with anybody else or if other kids try to play with them.

Fast forward to today. I received this note from Korri's preschool teacher this afternoon:

"I meant to tell you today but forgot, one of the little boys didn't bring a picture of something that made him happy.  so I told him he could still share something that made him happy and he said when Korrigan played with him today - it was beautiful! they have not played together all year - Korrigan had a big smile on her face. great moments in our little world! "

Jim and I talked to her about it and she was so excited to share (of course, after we brought it up...why don't kids just share things like this naturally?!?!). We told her how proud we were of her, especially since she 1. normally doesn't play with ANY boys in her class 2. Her best friend wasn't playing with them AND 3. She played what the boy wanted to play (trains) and NOT what she likes to play with (My Little Pony or house).

I think this gave a huge glimpse into Korri's true spirit and kindness. For all the challenges she presents for us (constantly!), there is hope that she listens to us and is kind and compassionate to others (which is my greatest hope for all of my children).

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