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

Lovely ode to the middle child; love to you, Ian, my middlemarvelous one! Wendy writes, “But I’m not just a run-of-the-mill-middler.”

Wendy L. Macdonald


The Middle Child

I’m never first

 not even last

just somewhere

in the middle

imagine that


But that’s alright

there’s only one me

and I’ll rise

 to shine



Wendy ❀ 2015




For God does not show favoritism.

Romans 2:11


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.


I’m a middle child too.




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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