Thursday, May 26, 2011

Kaitlyn’s Pre-K Graduation!

Took these pictures of Kaitlyn's Pre-K Graduation that was held on Tuesday. My little girl is growing up.


Kaitlyn loves Ms. Bonnie and Krista and these pictures show it!  She also adores her Memaw who surprised her at her graduation!

Friday, May 20, 2011

T-Ball Pictures


Today is day two of Christopher taking Vyvanse.  In relations to the ADHD, it is a miracle worker.  I was able to carry on a conversation with my son for the first time in I don't know how long. 

We met with his doctor again this morning regarding the behavioral aspects.  He went from calm to frantic in the blink of an eye.  He bit me six times (these were warnings as he did not draw blood and only left teeth marks on one bite which after much rubbing eventually disappeared.)  He punched me in the arms, chest and head and then he punched me in the throat.  Forty-five minutes later, he snapped out of it, and started doing his homework again like there was no disruption at all.

It was explained to me that while Christopher does have high functioning autism, he is still autistic.  Each child with autism is different.  Each child responds to situations differently and uniquely.  For Christopher, he carries the behavioral part of autism strongly.  What I have learned is this has nothing to do with poor parenting skills.  Autism is just that, autism.  It is hereditary.  It can be treated and parents can learn new teaching methods to make their children and home better.

Christopher's doctor has prescribed a low dosage mood stabilizer.  We are gradually increasing it over the next three days, then again on the fourth day.  The hopes of this is to level out his highs and his lows and give him a little stability.

I am thankful Christopher's psychiatrist listens.  Many out there do not listen and just do what they want to do.  Journaling has helped us to pinpoint many triggers, while some still baffle us.  I will probably journal on here more so than on paper.  This will (one) allow me to not lose my journal by lying it down somewhere and (two) will allow me and my husband to learn from others that have walked where we are walking. 

I am soooo thankful for a pleasant day today.  I can not wait to see how God's Masterpiece turns out.

Looking forward to tonight's t-ball game and then the last one tomorrow. 

Continuing to trust in Him,


God Is Holding You . . .

Received this from a devotion my cousin received.  She forwarded this to me after getting the latest update on Christopher.  Just wanted to share :)

A grandfather experienced the amazing joy of watching his son try to teach his grandson how to walk. In typical beginner's style, the young father let the infant hold onto his index fingers while moving forward in joyous abandon.

But after just a couple of wobbly steps, the toddler let go and went spiraling out of reach and did a belly buster on the floor. The dad swept him up, dusted him off, and tried to comfort away his son's tears.

The grandfather asked, "Would you mind if I gave you a little tip?"

"Please do!" the son replied.

"At this age," said the grandfather, "he doesn't know that he needs to keep holding onto you to keep moving forward. So you have to hold onto him."

The young dad put the toddler back on his feet and held onto the little boy's hands allowing him to wobble forward in the secure hands of his father.

In life, we outgrow our need for our parents' steadying hands, but we will never outgrow our need to have God's hands holding onto us.

"For I am the LORD, your God, who takes hold of your right hand and says to you, Do not fear; I will help you."  --Isaiah 41:13

Thankful He is still holding my hand :)

Prayer Challenge

Thank God that His hand is always on you and that you don't have to be afraid. He is always there holding onto you and delights when you cling to Him.

Thursday, May 5, 2011

Mothers Day Give-A-Way!

Congratulations to Mary Yearty-Meek on winning the give-a-way! 

Should have done this a few days ago, but been a little busy to say the least!

I am giving away this set of five interchangeable 8mm freshwater pearl pendants in white, champagne, pink, grey and chocolate. Silvertone chain, 17" L with 3" extender. Set comes in a gift box.

The deadline to enter is Saturday at 3:00 p.m. central time.

Please leave your name and email address in the comment section to enter!


All of Avon’s jewelry is nickel-free for those with sensitive skin & allergies to nickel.

This will go great with: Genuine Freshwater Pearl Stud Set

Thanks for entering! 

I hope and pray you are blessed this Mother's Day.

Your AVON Lady,