Sunday, November 27, 2011

God Gave Me Mattie To Pull Me Out of Myself

My special little guy just turned 3 years old this past hard to believe how much I have changed in the past 3 years.  And so amazing how fast 3 years can go by.  Matthew is so unique, yet in so many ways just like my other children.  It just takes him a little longer to do and learn everything.  So of course I am learning patience, but mostly this little guy has helped me learn boldness.  God has used him to "pull me out of myself." If it weren't for Mattie, I wouldn't of met SO many people.  I wouldn't of had 4 therapists in my home every week, become a part of my local DS support group, started this blog, gone to numerous doctor appointments and met many health professionals, and the list could go on. But the wonderful thing is that he helps me on a daily basis talk and interact with people that I probably would never even glance at if it weren't for him.  You see, Mattie is social and never meets a stranger, especially men strangers : ) He loves older men the most and if we go somewhere, like Home Depot, where there are tons of men, he is reaching out to them, smiling at them and wanting them to hold him.  Believe it or not, I'm kind of  a shy and to myself kind of person, but I'm changing and Mattie is helping for sure.  God doesn't give us what we expect in life, but what we need.  God knew that I needed him!
My mom and Mattie on the Triangle Down Syndrome float in the Raleigh Christmas parade this past week.  He did so good, waving to everyone and being his social, charming self.


  1. Happy birthday to your sweet boy! He is getting so big.

  2. Hi Becca
    Happy Birthday to your precious son & thank you for your words ~ they blessed my heart & reminded me that His will is so much better than ours!
    God bless you

  3. I feel the same way about our son with special needs. God does know exactly what He is doing.


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