Monday, January 4, 2016


 "When life gives you lemons, make lemonade".  

A proverbial phrase that came about to encourage people who find themselves in a less than ideal situation to turn it into something sweeter.  Something more desirable.  But what if instead of trying to make lemonade, we just learned to enjoy the lemon for what it truly is.  A fruit that is used for both culinary and non-culinary purposes.  A fruit where every part, both inside and out can be used in different situations.  A fruit that by itself serves a much bigger purpose than if it was only used to make lemonade or sweet dishes.

I personally feel that sometimes it is necessary to actually embrace the lemon.  To realize that the lemon provides the perfect amount of sour to keep us balanced.  That it provides that little extra something we may not even know we need.

When I think about Sonzee, this statement holds a new meaning.  I do not mean to compare my daughter to a sour fruit by any means.  She is amazing with who she is, and whoever she will become, but she is different.  Her complete package is not exactly complete.  Her daily seizures are sour to say the least, but they are part of her.  Her development, as we all know is not typical, but it is occurring.  Sure, I would love it if her life would be easier, less painful, less scary, and less dependent.  But, I enjoy all that I have been learning from her. 

Sometimes when life hands you lemons, you just need to sit back, take a big whiff of the amazing aroma, and be thankful you were handed such an amazingly versatile fruit. 

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