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Thankful Thursday

Today I’m thankful for the beach. Actually, every day I’m thankful for the beach. I’m glad it’s there, offering me possibility and inviting me home. I was raised on the beach the way Tarzan was raised in the jungle.  I collected shells, built sand cars, ran away, rocked my Wonder Woman bathing suit, learned to swim, maybe went skinny dipping, nearly drowned, all in the great Atlantic Ocean. I lived for a brief stint in...

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Thankful Thursday

image found here Today I’m thankful for Aidan’s seizures   SAY WHAAAAT?  because those are the only moments I can tick check him without him fussing. Gross, huh? This post is brought to you by If You Don’t Laugh Then You’ll Cry. Note to reader: This post has been updated to include some amazing photos. Thank-you Deb Cram.

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Thankful Thursday – Teaser

My Champion: We just got back from the Special Olympics. I promise to post more tomorrow. Aidan is napping right now and I need to use this time to drink hot chocolate and read get things accomplished. Stay tuned…

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He’s Baaaaaaack!

Today I’m thankful that I know I’ve made the right decision. It’s been over a month now that Aidan has been off of his seizure meds. He’s back and ready to party. While I knew the meds made him a zombie, I didn’t realize how much I felt like they stole him from me until I had him back. Aidan is so much more alert and his giggle is in full swing. He doesn’t particularly...

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Thankful Thursday

This is a special shout out to the Yale nurses who asked, “How do you think Liam is doing as a sibling of a child with a disability?” We are really mindful are trying to carve out time with Liam. The truth is, Aidan requires a lot of care and there’s no way to hide that. However, he’s part of the family, and to Liam, this is what family looks like. Liam and I are...

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Thankful Thursday – Say No to Drugs Edition

The first year of Aidan’s life was incredibly stressful. I desperately wanted answers, was scared that he would never get better, and was certain that I wasn’t the right mom for the job. After a while, I hit my groove. Aidan was slowly but surely getting better/stronger/healthier. Eventually, I gave up the panicked search for a diagnosis, though it’s something that’s still in the back of my mind. It took longer to believe that I...

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Thankful Thursday

Wow – this post was just made easy for me.  I’m so thankful for all of my boys’ teachers.  Here is an email I received from one of Liam’s teachers today: Last night I was sitting at home, relaxing, and thinking about nothing other than SCHOOL and my students. With the holiday season upon us, I try to reflect on things in my life that I am thankful for. One thing I was thankful for...

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Thankful Thursday

Today I’m thankful for nose picking. Really. Pick your nose…right now…go on…no one’s watching. You had to isolate your index finger while folding down the rest of your fingers. You can’t see your nose so you have to cognitively believe that it’s there. Compared to your finger, your nostril is pretty small so you have to be impressively accurate in your picking. If you’re gonna dig, that’s an incredibly precise finger movement. Aren’t you impressed...

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Thankful Thursday

Today I’m thankful for cup holders. It’s often the small things in my world that I can get excited about. We ordered Aidan’s new wheelchair today and it took three professionals and about ten thousand decisions to place the order. I felt very educated and included in each decision, even though I mostly deferred to the pros. I had choose the color, where to put the computer,what type of handles we wanted, and yes please...

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Thankful Thursday

Today I will walk out, today everything evil will leave me. I will have a cool breeze over me, I will travel with a light body. I will be happy forever, nothing will hinder me. I walk with beauty before me, I walk with beauty behind me. I walk with beauty above me, I walk with beauty all around me. My words and deeds will be beautiful. These are the words to a traditional Navajo...