Wednesday, April 15, 2009
What a question??
Today I was talking with a friend of mine about where Abbi would attend school. I talked about how I really wanted her to start with a group of kids and go with them all the way thru so she would have the same group of friends and feel a part of the community. Then she asked me the question. Where it came from I don't know but it made me feel like a normal parent for once. She asked "What will you do if a boy wants to date her?" I have had lots of people tell me how pretty Abbi is but I thought they were just being polite. My friend also thinks this and b/c of it thinks boys may want to date her. Don't get me wrong I want Abbi to have a companion if she wants one but my friend is the only person who has ever actually brought up the subject. It felt so nice to be discussing something besides being a productive member of society and dream a little about her having a "normal" life as a teenager. I really do hope that a boy wants to date her and she wants to date him. I don't want her to go thru her entire life and only know her family's and friends' love. I want her to know the type of love I have for her dad if that is God's plan for her life. My friend Amy has a son with DS and we joke a lot about them having an arranged marriage. When Abbi was born I thought I would have to give up that dream, but the older she gets I find that I am still hoping she will find her "soul mate" and have a dream of her own!