Sunday, March 22, 2009
Saturday, March 21, 2009
I am different I am the same.
I laugh I cry.
I give I take.
I learn I teach.
I love I am loved.
I am able I am limited.
I am me I am you.
I do I don’t.
I succeed I fail.
I dream I plan.
I am determined I am scared.
I feel joy I feel pain.
I am more alike you than different.
Some think I can’t but I can.
Wednesday, March 18, 2009
“No. I can’t have it now. It's ok, just wait a few years. Malakai comes first. Without. A. Doubt.”
This thought was not accompanied by any feelings of unease, but rather with feelings of love, excitement and pure adoration. Malakai needs me to be there for him. He needs me to give him as much of my time, attention and care as possible. An ‘opportunity’ is ONLY that which is good for me AND my son. I am already away from him 9 - 5 / 5 days a week...
Now I am not saying that a mom cannot have 'it all' – but this opportunity would have robbed my son of even more time without his mom. This is not about 'matyrdom' but about what I choose to do, what I want to (not have to) do for my son.
And as I arrived at home after my 'missed opportunity' and my dear husband was struggling to put Malakai to sleep and cook dinner and feed the dogs and and and... I went straight to my little boy, slightly sleepy and grumpy-looking and took him in my arms. I looked down at him and told him that I loved him, to which he smiled back at me - a big, warm, twinkly-eyes smile...
Malakai is simply My Number One!
Thursday, March 12, 2009
Jessica from Ten Squares Three Squiggles nominated me for the Premios Dardos blog award. This award acknowledges the values that every blogger shows in his or her effort to transmit cultural, ethical, literary, and personal values every day. While I never thought of my little blog as doing that, I am so very pleased that Jessica did! Thank you Jessica – I just love your blog as well!
Now to pass on the awarding of the award:
There are so many moms out there that really amaze me with their journeys and stories! But if I had to choose…
1. Melissa from Having Fun at Home with Master Dillon - for her constant strength, doing it better than I ever could!
2. Kacey from Ella Grace with the Pretty Face - for making me smile. Ella Grace has just crept into my heart...
3. Laura from Gracie’s Gift of 47 - for making the biggest effort to keep her blog positive, sharing amazing true stories of inspiration!
4. Tara Marie from Emma Sage - for having such a beautiful blog. Words, Pictures, Stories... everything!
5. Lisa from Bridget’s Light - for being such a powerful writer, her words simply Inspire me!
6. Jennifer from Three’s a Charm - for being on a constant journey of discovery, and then Sharing with all us so that we too may understand better...
7. Samm from Deqlan Higgins - for being just the most gentle and positive person that I know... well... in Person!! For being an amazing mom, friend, carer and advocate!
8. Chris from Mothering by the Seat of my Pants - for having a blog that is just always a joy to read! Everytime I see a new post, I just know I'm going to love it!
Wednesday, March 11, 2009
This is an initiative that is all about the impact we have on others simply by what we say. I have been guilty in the past of using the word... so I can say from experience that when I used the word it was never in a positive light. I never knew the impact that saying the word could have. Until now.
I am now aware of how using this word Hurts, Embarrasses & Divides. Take a moment to think of how this word is aimed at a part of our society, a group of individuals, who don't deserve it. The word causes pain. It bites. It sniggers and sneers.
There are over 175 million learning disabled people living on the planet. They are a part of our society. They are our sons, our daughters, our siblings, our neighbours. They offer up love, lessons and friendship - if you'd stop and notice.
Please think before you use it. Please spread the word to end the word.