Today’s post is a little different. There’s a bit of a DIY element and craftiness involved, but the true focus of it is on celebrating my kid and sharing something special with several far-a-way family and friends who couldn’t be here for graduation. You people know who you are.
A few weeks back, I was asked to tell you about Stanford Children’s Health. Although this is not a health and wellness blog and I am not located in Northern California where Stanford Children’s Health and Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford has been the top-ranked children’s hospital for over a decade… I still couldn’t pass up the opportunity.
You see when our son, Evan, was small, he didn’t begin talking right away.
There was a season of us working with highly trained doctors to determine if he was hearing impaired, speech delayed or something more. To this day, I remember specifically driving down the street and wondering if I would ever hear my son’s voice. In those days, there were some truly gut wrenching moments. The unknown can sometimes be scarier than the known and it took time for us to figure it all out.
Our outcome was a happy one and most would never know (or remember) that it was something that we struggled with.
But for many families short challenges with joyful outcomes are not always the case. The dedicated professionals that walked our road with us meant the world and any time I can share about an organization like Stanford Children’s Health who is committed to providing extraordinary care for healthier happy lives… I am all over that!
And now time for that little DIY and craftiness of your own…. Your kid is extraordinary. What makes your kid extraordinary isn’t just the epic stuff. It’s the little things. The small moments that maybe only you see… and quietly celebrate every day. Show them how much you enjoy every moment together by creating a special video of your own! Stanford Children’s Health has a simple tool to create a quick and easy video that helps you capture how extraordinary your kid is. I happen to be blessed with TWO extraordinary kids, but in honor of Evan’s graduation, you can check out the video I made for him HERE.
Have you ever faced a serious health issue with your child? What is an extraordinary moment that immediately jumps to mind? Who’s making a video of their awesome kid? If you do, come back and leave a link in the comments below. Let’s share how truly extraordinary our kiddos are!
I was selected for this opportunity as a member of Clever Girls Collective and the content and opinions expressed here are all my own.