Saturday, March 31, 2007
Wednesday, March 28, 2007
Saturday, March 24, 2007
Into a family a child is born with a disability. There is a difference in that child that is perceived as an inconvenience to the family. Others around them pity the family and wonder how life will be affected for this family. But somehow this family deals and they learn to live with the disability. Life goes one and as it goes on, this child, this disabled child who was an inconvenience to the family now brings so much love and joy and spiritual growth to the family. What is a family but love and support for one another. And as we face our trials we grow from the experiences and the sacrifices that we make for one another.
A month or so ago, I witness such a family. I work in a hospital and as I was leaving that day after a long 13 hour shift, I watched this scene play out in the elevator for 7 floors worth of enlightening viewing. As the elevator opened on the 7th floor, in enters a family of a Mom in a wheelchair, three adult kids and one teenage child with Down Syndrome who just happened to be the one pushing the Mom in the wheelchair into the elevator. Such joy was on this child's face as she was able to assist her Mom and push her into the elevator. Pure giggles eluded from her the whole way down the 7 floors as she was being cheered on by her siblings. I looked at the faces of the adult children and could see the pure love they felt for this "disabled" sister. Looks that showed such approval and love and joy. As the door opened onto the busy lobby, the child saw the waiting crowd and a look of worry showed on her face. One of the brothers said sweetly to go ahead he would keep the doors open and turned to the entering crowd and asked everyone to give her a minute. How simple it would have been to step in and relieve this child of the task of maneuvering through the crowds. How quickly the joy of the accomplishment of helping Mom would have left this child. As the family wheeled away from my sight, I could hear the giggles of the child and see the love of the siblings as they exited the hospital.
For what if is worth, I think that this child is a blessing to this family.
Friday, March 23, 2007
Happily if I can last only 5 more hours, to the rescue will be my 7 year old niece, Twinkle Toes to guide me lovingly into this new Techy world of IP*D. Oh how I hope she has had a great day today in Second grade and will have the patience of a Saint to show me!!!!
Monday, March 19, 2007
If you can take your eyes off of that gorgeous babe for one second.....Just take a look at my eyes. Age has decided to play a trick, a very evil bad trick on me. What used to be hollow eyelids, gravity is now pulling them down over my eyes soon blinding me. And the bags????? If intervention does not happen, I will be tripping over them as I walk. I thought gravity was doing a number on my "girls", but the bags are definitely taking first place in this gravity pull.
So tonight I will be making a sign that will say....
"Desperately in need of your help to fund a life saving surgery, before I become blind and unable to walk"
I'm thinking this just might be the answer to plastic surgery needs.
***If this is your means of income, this post is not meant to demean you.... It is posted as a tongue in cheek funny kind of post...
Sunday, March 18, 2007
I wonder if AARP offers discounts on day care and diapers???
Did I buy a gift for myself???? I had Gymbucks, so off I went in search of some amazing outfits in size 3T..... Shopping for Tate is just more fun than buying something for myself......
These of course are for Tate...
For Me...... I am buying an IP*D so I can have music while I get into shape to lug a baby around China. I am coming up with a "plan" which will involve a baby carrier and a 10lb bag of flour. Something I am sure I will be working myself up to also. I am pathetically OUT OF SHAPE- Damn the Wintertime!!!!
Thursday, March 15, 2007
I am almost too embarrassed to show this picture!!! I just see how much Spring cleaning and planting I have in store for me.... YIKES!!! Please remember that I am showing the new windows and not the house.
Kind of cool picture.... You can see the new side windows thru the front window.... The side windows are two sliders and one picture window like the ones above..... I think we are DONE with the snow shoveling this year so I will get rid of the shovel and salt bucket on the porch!!!!
I am getting a lot of neighbors asking about the windows.... I think I should get a commission for all the new clients I am sending this window guy!!!!
Wednesday, March 14, 2007
with a cute poem that said......
This little piggy went to Utah...
The Divine Miss "T"
is destined to be
one pretty piglet.
What a fun surprise!!! A big THANK YOU to the thoughtful person who sent this!!!! You made my week!!!
Friday, March 09, 2007
I am so relieved to hear all my emotional stuff is common with everyone. I guess what I am going through is normal. Thanks for the comments with support and love.
Wednesday, March 07, 2007
I never thought I was emotinally void..... I have always been able to express unconditional love towards others, however I find it difficult to recieve this same kind of love back. I think that perhaps life with all it's many twists and turns has slowly made me cautious with my emotions. So I have kind of put up a little armour of protection so that I would not get hurt totally.
At this point of this post, I am wondering where this is going.... As I am sure you are. I have just recently been together with others who have gotten their gals here in their arms. I see the joy that these new mommas have. I hear the stories. I see the faces. I see the Gotcha moments on other blogs and see the intensive emotion that is expressed. I just worry that I cannot handle such joy... such emotion. This raw emotions just frigthens me. Will I be able to handle this emotion. Do I want to feel so intensely for another. Am I just freaking out due to drug induced cold medications. Is it because in a few days fifty is breathing down my neck and I am looking at my mortality straight in the face. I have no answers to these questions. I think I just need to take a deep breath and hope that March blows by fast. That way I will have made it through a majorly bad cold, a majorly BIG birthday, and be one month closer to facing my raw emotional fears.
Sunday, March 04, 2007
Actually, it is the day after our SWAC gathering and I am sitting back thinking about the time we spent together. Who would have guessed that there would have been such love in one room. All of us rolling around on the dining room floor... A kiddo, two babies, mommas and future mommas. Low key I tell you, everyone casual feeling.... just like family. Enjoy pics...
Our two Z girls.... LiZa and EliZa...
Why is it that the toy someone else is playing with is way more fun than what you have???
Friday, March 02, 2007
Kind of aggravating but still kind of funny!