Saturday, March 31, 2007
But today is Mother's day in our house. Kate's day. March 31st, 2004 Kate adopted Josh legally. It was such a special day in our house, and we celebrate it every year.
When Josh was born, in the state of PA it was not legal for Kate to be his parent. Not that she wasn't already his parent, but people in power of deciding that decided not to use their brains or hearts the day they made it illegal for a child to have two parents of the same sex. Now mind you that it was legal till 1997. Then when some families actually practiced the right to the law , then some idiots decided we must stop all this happiness!!! We can't have children in loving families! NO NO! We can't have two people that go thru so much to even have a child, being able to legally be their parents.....how stupid does that sound!! Ok so those are the conversations I have in my heads some days.
I love my life, I have been with this wonderful womyn for almost 10 years now. We have made wonderful friends, we have a great life. But it doesn't mean I don't think that there are some wrong doings out there, discrimination against us. But there are worse things going on and I don't dwell on the negatives in life.
So anyway, it is Mother's day....I wouldn't want anyone else to be Josh's parent. I never wanted a child more then when I met Kate. I knew we would raise a child together after our first date. That is how sure I was that this would be Josh's Mom. So in dedication to your Mom's day, here is a page I did just for you!
Thursday, March 29, 2007
I remember the day I took this shot, I remember taking probably 30 pictures of this shot. HA HA!
I have been on a roll scrapbooking this week. I really am enjoying the "Sport" of it again. I have some creative mojo going and I hope I can keep it for a long time. Lots of great and exciting things happening at mlpa and spring is in the air. So what have you all been doing this week? Anything good going on this weekend?
Tuesday, March 27, 2007
So I had a creative mojo weekend. I got 6 layouts done that I posted yesterday. I had so much fun just creating. Laughed with girlfriends and had some great "me" time.
Now the schedule gets crazy for a while and I am glad I had this weekend. This Saturday is our All Day crop at mlpa, then Sunday night Kate and I are going to the Reading Terminal for a gourmet tasting thing. It sounds like such fun!
The 2 weekends after that are all about wrestling, we are looking forward to some great fun.
So we are going to try and get rid of the rest of the ick in the house. Opening up the windows today since it is going to be in the 80's!! Hey Mom.....Hope you feel better today!
Friday, March 23, 2007
Josh just continues to amaze me everyday. Yesterday morning I walked out to find him standing and reading his library book he got. Look at that print, so small and big words. He reads EVERYTHING! Nothing scares him. It is so amazing. Yes I know I am not the first Mom to have a 7 year old reading a book, but it is the first time, and the last time that I will get to witness this miracle of learning. I think I will continue to be amazed by this little guy throughout my lifetime.
We were having dinner the other night and Josh is really into having conversations at dinner. So here is how it went.
Josh: So Mom want to hear about school today?
(school talk went on )
Josh: So Mom, how was your day at work?
Me: It was pretty good.
Josh: So did you sell any of those Cricuts today?
Me: No not today.
Josh: How bout those Clip its?
Me: Yes we did sell two of those. Wow you have really been listening to my conversations lately.
Josh: Yes, I like to pay attention so I can have conversations with you about your work.
Ok so I just sat there in amazement, he is everything I dreamed of having a son. One that would love his Mom so much that he would want to talk about my work. Just one of the little things I dreamed of, but it is the little things that count! I am so blessed to have this little boy in my life, everyday is a great day....no matter what other uglies are in the world. So all you moms out there, rejoice in having your children....and those moments when it is hard to count that blessing, remember all those times it is hard to imagine your life without them in it.
Have a great weekend!!! I know I am going to!
Friday, March 16, 2007
Saturday night , shakes, chills and feeling yucky.
Sunday- chills aches and down on the couch all day.
Monday- more of the same glands swollen, bed all day.
Tuesday- not much better, call doc, got meds, bed all day.
Wednesday- feeling a little better, went to the store for an hour.
Thursday- worked all day, feeling better, can swallow.
checked calendar- March 16th
Feeling better, oh the ICK is no fun.
So once again I am back! Lots of great things coming up and I am glad I got back before I missed much.
Josh is wrestling in his first MAWA (Mid Atlantic Wrestling Association) tourney tommorrow. This is districts, and if he is in the top 3 finishers he will move on to Regionals in April. That would be so great! I hope he does well, he has been working very hard at it.
I have missed my camera for the days I was in bed, and as sick as I was I almost took pictures of how bad I looked....it is that love of documenting the everyday. Time to grab the camera today as we get one more chance at snow pictures....hopefully our last of the year!
Friday, March 09, 2007
Monday, March 05, 2007
This weekend we had Donna Downey ( as everyone calls her) even my son. So funny how when you say Donna....downey is soon to follow. After talking with her this seems to have followed her all her life.
Well it was a great weekend and we got to have Donna stay with our family as she was here to teach classes at memory lane, pa this weekend. My son got a little attached to Donna over the weekend, even tho he couldn't say more then two words to her the whole time.
Well on Sunday morning Donna and I got up and headed out the door to the airport, we had gotten about a mile from the house when my cell phone rang , with the ID....HOME. I thought it was strange and as I answered it was Josh, upset....upset he didn't get to say goodbye to our guest. So I handed the phone to Donna and Josh and her talked. She looked at me holding the phone and said he was crying, she didn't know what to do. I took the phone, Kate was there and I said do I need to come back? YES! So we did the uturn and headed back up the hill.
Not sure what Donna was thinking at this point. But I knew Josh wanted to hug her and say goodbye. We came in , Donna and Josh said their goodbyes and we went to the airport.
Josh is just so amazing, his compassion continues to amaze me. I know I had that compassion as a child also, but I also know I didn't get a chance to express all the compassion I had. It was stifled somewhat. I never want to do that to Josh. I want him to know it is ok to express emotion. It is ok to tell people you love them, and that you will miss them when they are gone. I don't want him to ever think he has to hold that in. I love that he expresses himself, and that he feels he can tell people how he feels and be alright with that. I think so many men as boys were told not to cry , or not to express "the mushy stuff" that they also learned how to just internalize those feelings. Then we wonder why they can't be more emotional with us. I hope we are growing a different generation of compassion now.
So that is my cute little story from the weekend. I also have some great zany stories from the girls taking Donna's classes. Here is just one of them.
Thursday, March 01, 2007
And this is my boy in the morning...ready to go and always so happy. Add a pair of silly socks and bam you have a dance and a song too.
I love how Josh has always been so happy when he awakens. It makes the mornings that much better. I have always been a morning person also, I love being the first one up enjoying the quiet of the day. There is nothing better then hearing those little feet walking toward me knowing that he will come in and cuddle up with me. He loves to get under the blankets and cuddle in the morning. He is one great cuddler too.
So put on a pair of silly socks today and have some fun!