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Kindergarten: DONE!

It is unreal to me that another school year has come and gone for my awesome kiddos, and that kindergarten is already over for Raya! A lot has been asked of this crew in the last 10 months. Huge things that have meant making new sacrifices and taking on new responsibilities. They've risen to the occasion and I think we've had a great year! {read: we friggin' survived!} 

I can't believe how much they've all grown up this year! And how trashed their shoes are. Haha. I'm so proud of them and we are ready to have a fun summer!

Because of her feeding tube

There was a time in this girl's life when we wondered what the future held for her. We wondered if she would ever be healthy enough to live a normal life. If she would go through her whole childhood feeling as sick as she did during her first 18 months. How malnutrition would affect her development. Every now and then, I catch myself watching her in amazement. She has come so far and overcome so much! A lot of things are still not easy for her but she does them anyway.  In my role with the Feeding Tube Awareness Foundation, I talk to parents all the time who are hesitant to go forward with tube feeding. They're afraid that using a feeding tube means they're giving up on their child, or that they're doing something permanent to their child if they consent to a G tube. I used to be that parent, and I wish I could help every other parent facing that decision to see that the most important thing is that their child is receiving adequate nutrition, and that for some kids, …