The Secret Powers of Middle Children (Middle Child Syndrome?)

Wendy L. Macdonald

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The Middle Child

I’m never first

 not even last

just somewhere

in the middle

imagine that

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But that’s alright

there’s only one me

and I’ll rise

 to shine

eventually.

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Wendy ❀ 2015

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For God does not show favoritism.

Romans 2:11

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I’ve never given the birth order subject much thought

until recently.

I read a post that talked about middle children

(I’ll put the link at the end of this post).

And then I read another one about them

(I’ll also include that link).

It made me think about my middle child.

And the more I thought about him

the more I realized we’ve got something in common

besides our dimples.

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I’m a middle child too.

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But I’m not just a run-of-the-mill-middler.

My older sister was born with Down’s Syndrome.

She was low-functioning.

That meant at an early age

I was thrust into…

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