Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Today is the day!

Help Spread the Word to End the Word. I invite you to be a fan of respect and join me in a campaign to stop the use of the “R-word.” Today thousands of people across the country will pledge to end the use of the word “retard/ed.”

Visit www.r-word.org and take the pledge and pass this site along to all your friends. Help us get 100,000 pledges and spread the word.


Friday, March 27, 2009

Life Is Grand

I won my first bloggy award! Thank you to my friend Karyn at Quinn's Crusaders.

Karyn and I met when her daughter, Quinn, was still blossoming in the womb. Karyn received a prenatal diagnosis of Down syndrome and was brave enough to come to a Mom's Night Out dinner to meet other moms of children with a little somethin' extra. I offered for Karyn and her family to meet Cameron (I wanted them to see how much more typical he was than not). I'm pretty sure he charmed the pants off of them!

Thank you Karyn, this award means a lot to me.

For The Life is Grand Award I must give five reasons why I think life is grand and then tag five more people.

My Life Is Grand because of:

1. My children. I suffered for years before having my boys, trying one procedure, surgery, medication after another - all unsuccessful. The Lord finally answered our prayers and gave us not one miracle, but two. They mean the World to me and I know that I would be lost and miserable without them.

2. My husband. I am completely blessed to have such a wonderful man in my life. I know that I don't tell him or show him often enough how much he means to me. I would be lost and miserable without him as well.

3. The Lord. I have always believed in and prayed to the Lord. It's been within the last few years that I have really seen what is possible when you put all your faith in Him.

4. My health. I have seen too many people suffer and die too early from cancer. I thank the Lord every day that my family and I are healthy. I will NEVER take this for granted.

5. My family & friends. They love, understand and support me regardless of my faults.

I am now awarding the following:

1. Sunflower Stories
2. Larkin's Place
3. Pocket Lint
4. The Baeten Family
5. Class of 2008

I really enjoy reading your blogs and because of you as well, my life is grand!

My Apologies

I’ve been sick for a week now. I have a sinus infection and bronchitis.

I truly believe I jinxed myself. I mentioned to a co-worker that I haven’t been sick in years. What the heck was I thinking saying something so stupid???

I am going to try to catch up now that my head doesn't feel like it's going to completely explode.

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Happy Birthday Tim!

Today is my big brother's birthday. I have always looked up to and admired Tim. He left to go into the army when I was only 8 years old. Tim has always been the only rational, mature one in the family

He has taken the role of single dad and is raising his three daughters (two of which are hormonal, boy crazy teenagers) and he is doing a wonderful job keeping them in line raising them correctly.

Happy Birthday Big Brother - I love you.

Oh, and in celebration of St. Patrick's Day your birthday, I will be spending the entire day drinking green beer. No need to thank me, it's the least I can do.

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Wordless Wednesday

Always check your child's homework

(Here's the reply the teacher received the following day)

Dear Mrs. Jones,
I wish to clarify that I am not now, nor have I ever been, an exotic dancer.
I work at Home Depot and I told my daughter how hectic it was last week before the blizzard hit. I told her we sold out every single shovel we had, and then I found one more in the back room, and that several people were fighting over who would get it. Her picture doesn't show me dancing around a pole. It's supposed to depict me selling the last snow shovel we had at Home Depot.
From now on I will remember to check her homework more thoroughly before she turns it in.
Mrs. Smith