In response to Thankful Thursdays from Comedy Plus
Some of my Dear Family Members
I am thankful for having my wonderful Grandpa in my life for almost 21 years.
I am thankful for my parents, for the love they gave me for 45 and 47 years respectively.
I am thankful for the love of this man for 34 years, the rest of his days.
I thank God for the wonderful baby Kristie we were blessed with:
I am thankful for the special cousin still with me today
Just a few of the 4 legged kids that have blessed my life:
I have lost a great deal by now, but each of these people and critters have brought me more joy and love than I deserve to be blessed with!
A few Special Places and Memories to Me:
Becky and me @ Palomar Mt. about 1997
My 23rd wedding anniversary
My brother’s wedding & our vow renewal in Las Vegas in 2012
2014 – Our Wheelchair train. I was driving my hubby around town and I loved it!
I have had many memories @ Oceanside beach and pier.
Last but not Least @ ALL, My Creator
The age old debate
of nature versus nurture.
I say its equal!
In my opinion,
Fifty percent each is right.
Though nobody knows!
In response to:
Nature – God”s gift & Genes
Nurture – family, friends, life events and environment
To my amazement, Wal-Mart is selling a pride wheelchair for $1,500 now. I thought this may be of help to some of you because it takes so long to get one through insurance – weeks or even months. Granted, it is a basic one without any custom features, but it will work fine for some people. My hope is that if retail stores sell them, they will become more affordable. Any thoughts/comments about it? Pride is a well -known brand too.
I saw this on FB this morning and my spirits soared. This swing is a dream come true for many children who are confined to wheelchairs. My wish is that all cities and towns will have a park with a swing like this one day. I hope that you watch the video and see the pure and utter joy on this boy’s face. https://5newsonline.com/2018/03/26/creekmore-park-wheelchair-swing-gaining-attention-on-social-media
This swing was the best one that I had access to in the as baby and young child. However, I became too big to for the swing by second grade or so.
How does this photo inspire you? Here are my feelings about it.
I wish, like the wind, I could dance,
Lightly on my feet & full of romance.
While taking in the smell of wild flowers & fresh air,
During afternoon Spring showers without a care.
Putting away sadness and regaining my peace,
For a moment, the tears of grief would cease.
Photo from I Write Her
Poem in response to today’s I Write Her:
Whether your child has special needs, ADHD etc., homework can be a difficult time for the parent and the child. As a kid, I used to put off my most challenging subject to the last because I hated Math so much. That was not a great strategy because I was I was tired by that time. Here is a video with good suggestions that may make it easier. Granted, creating a calm place to do homework may be hard to do in a small place like an apartment. Do the best you can. Options 4 and 5 are very helpful. Do you have any ideas or comments?
Today is my birthday. This day is bittersweet because I no longer hear from many of my loves that are so dear to me since they are gone from this life. I also know that I have lived more days than I have left in this temporal world.Doctors told me that I would pass before I was 50, so I consider each day beyond it a bonus day! However, I have learned so many precious lessons. My love, my compassion and my faith have grown. I used to let fear and insecurity keep me down, I now do my best at whatever it may be, even though I may still be afraid. Do not be a slave to fear. Fear is a thief! It robs you and me of wonderful opportunities to share precious moments and wonderful challenges that life presents. Most importantly, do not forget to share love, wisdom and kindness. Lastly, have a lovely Thanksgiving. I wish you love and blessings, and I know that it has been a difficult year for many, but I hope that there is one thing to be grateful for during this. Know, without a doubt that this is written with love and care. Happy Thanksgiving to one and all!