FAS, so had many sensory, emotional, and learning disabilities. She cried a lot as an infant and was my only child I had to wear, to keep her from crying and being so anxious all of the time. As long as she was held, or very close to someone, she was fine., put her down and she was terrified. She was very tiny and grew slowly. She was fun to dress cute and cuddle with.
Carolyn spends her days working on daily living skills, helping with the children, loving on her animals and dancing. She has just started to understand math for the first time in her life. She has never been able to grasp the concept at all. She has started doing simple math books, for fun, in her free time.
She also has a leopard geko, a Guinea pig and two companion dogs. She totally takes care of her own animals and her dogs are on her lap or by her side pretty much at all times. The dogs really help with her anxiety. She has had a companion/therapy dog since she was very young. Her first dog passed away after eight years of service to her. We had to go right out to get another for her as she did not do well without one. She has had her new dog (Bella) for two years now.
Carolyn's dream since starting to dance as a little girl was to be on point. Last year she was graduated to point. She is so beautiful and graceful when she dances. She practices almost daily and I know she looks so small but that compact little lady is all muscle! This picture is from the girls most recent recital in January.
|We don't wear make up but for the recital, they wear stage make up. Boy, does it make her look much older!|
God is so good to us and we feel so blessed to be given Carolyn to be our daughter. We all love her dearly and it blesses my heart to see her grow into such a lovely, godly young women. We love you girl!