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Thankful Thursday

Soooooo…I’ve decided to be a vet now that I’m grown up. No, not really. I’m going to be a travel agent. Wait, that’s not quite it either. I’m actually going to be a Bear Specialist, which is a mix between a travel agent, a writer, and a joy bringer (that’s a new word). This is how it began… Little Elijah had a pediatric stroke and, realizing no one really knows what that means, urged his...

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Thankful Thursday

Today I’m thankful for Aidan’s big brain. Every time a new professional evaluates him, we have to answer all kinds of seemingly ridiculous questions, though I really do understand that they have to ask. This weeks’s favorite question was, “Does he know who you are or does he recognize family?” Ummm…yeah. How do I know this? Garreth gets the biggest ever smile when he comes home from work, I get the biggest ever cry when...

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Thankful Thursday

It’s the end of September and guess what’s old news….we have an accessible van for Aidan!!! We raised $40K in 7 months. Here’s what you may not have noticed – September was our goal month to get the van and we got it in February. I’m still amazed that it was possible and still very much humbled and grateful that our community came together to make this happen. Our van really has been a life...

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Thankful Thursday

Today I’m thankful for opinions, well, maybe just Aidan’s opinion. I’ve been asking him each morning to choose a shirt to wear. I hold two up for him and he’ll reach for one. This was the third day he reached for the shirt on the left. So, I switched sides and asked again, “Do you really want to wear the blue shirt?” I swear I got a look. “Really, Mom?” He chose the blue shirt...

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Stop the Presses! It’s Thankful Thursday Special Edition

Check this out: Did you see my boy’s name at the end? Liam had an amazing opportunity today to shadow Deb Cram from the Portsmouth Herald. She’s the photojournalist who did the fabulous video and print spread for Aidan’s van. So today started with Liam shaking Rick Perry’s (GOP presidential contender) hand and then filming protestors at his meet and great. Ooooh, history in the making. I love it! Then he headed out to Hampton...

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Thankful Thursday

And thus ends my favorite week in which: Aidan had a blast at arts and crafts. Aidan sang with his class. The boys are being Jesus who is saying “No” to the temptations the devil throws at him. Aidan has a “No” sign attached to his hat. He loved it. Aidan rapped the Lord’s Prayer with the boys. This somehow lead to Liam rapping all of his random thoughts the entire way home. I LOVE...

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Thankful Thursday

Ok, I’m really excited about this one because this guy wrote the book on gratitude. Really. It’s not a book of lists. It’s a book of blurbs, funny, simple, and poignant. Some of my favorite awesome things in this book are: Becoming a regular somewhere (thank-you Portsmouth Tea). When you learn a new word and start seeing it everywhere (thank-you YaYa Jen for counter-intuitive during a 1am game of Pictionary). Eating the last piece of...

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Thankful Thursday

Today I’m thankful for consonants. We were at Liam’s baseball game this week when I said to Garreth, “Do you hear that?” We both looked at Aidan. He speaks with a very open voweled sound and throws in a few mmms and bbbs here and there. That night he was stringing together a bunch of consonants and vowels and it was very exciting. When Liam got up to bat, I think I heard Aidan yell,...

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Thankful Thursday

Today I’m thankful for Garreth’s health. For as long as we’ve been on a medical journey with Aidan, we’ve been on one with Garreth as well. The similarities have been the lack of solutions and a plethora of medical professionals. The differences have been that while I’ve been intensely engaged with Aidan’s medical world, I’ve been too exhausted to engage in Garreth’s. Garreth is amazing and wonderful in many ways, and (notice I didn’t say...