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I am the Momma of 8 children. Seven here on earth and 1 precious little Angel in Heaven. My children range in age from 2 months to 25 years. My 6 year old was born with a laundry list of complex medical conditions. He has Trisomy 21 (Down Syndrome), a rare brain malformation, which resulted from a mutation of the PAX-6 gene, bilateral anophthalmia, which means that he was born without any eyes, so he is totally blind. At the age of 2 1/2 months old he had to have a tracheostomy to help aid in his breathing. He is hearing impaired, with normal hearing in his left ear and has profound deafness in his right. At 3 1/2 years he had surgery to have a Mic-Key button placed in his stomach (feeding Tube), which is mainly used to give him his medications. He also has insulin dependant diabetes and wears an insulin pump, which gives him a continuous dose of insulin. Even with his many dis"abilities," including being globally developmentally delayed, he has accomplished more than anyone would have ever believed that he could. Join us in our journey living with a Dis"Abled" child....

Friday, November 1, 2013

Timmy Class Slideshow October 27th November 1st, 2013

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Thursday, October 31, 2013

Field Trip to Old McFaye's Farm 2013

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101 Mobility Halloween 2013 slideshow

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Friday, October 25, 2013

Timmy Class Slideshow October21 25

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Saturday, April 20, 2013

Two Horses

Two Horses A uthor Unknown Just up the road from my home is a field, with two horses in it. >From a distance, each horse looks like any other horse. But if you stop your car, or are walking by, you will notice something quite amazing.... Looking into the eyes of one horse will disclose that he is blind. His owner has chosen not to have him put down, but has made a good home for him. This alone is amazing. If you stand nearby and listen, you will hear the sound of a bell. Looking around for the source of the sound, you will see that it comes from the smaller horse in the field. A ttached to the horse's halter is a small bell. It lets the blind friend know where the other horse is, so he can follow. A s you stand and watch these two friends, you'll see that the horse with the bell is always checking on the blind horse, and that the blind horse will listen for the bell and then slowly walk to where the other horse is, trusting that he will not be led astray. When the horse with the bell returns to the shelter of the barn each evening, it stops occasionally and looks back, Making sure that the blind friend isn't too far behind to hear the bell. Like the owners of these two horses, God does not throw us away just because we are not perfect or because we have problems or challenges. He watches over us and even brings others into our lives To help us when we are in need.. Sometimes we are the blind horse being guided by the little ringing bell of those who God places in our lives. Other times we are the guide horse, helping others to find their way.... Good friends are like that... You may not always see them, but you know they are always there.. Please listen for my bell and I'll listen for yours, and remember... Be kinder than necessary- Everyone you meet is fighting Some kind of battle. Live simply, Love generously, Care deeply, Speak kindly....... FOR WE W A LK BY F A ITH A ND NOT BY SIGHT

Monday, December 3, 2012

12 Days Of Christmas - Special Needs Kids Version

                The Twelve Days Of Christmas Special Needs

 

On the first day of Christmas, the good Lord gave to me: 

a child with special needs.

 

On the second day of Christmas, the good Lord gave to me: 

a heart full of love for my child with special needs.

 

On the third day of Christmas, the good Lord gave to me: 

an ache in my heart and a heart full of love for my child with special needs.

 

On the fourth day of Christmas, the good Lord gave to me:

a tear in my eyes, an ache in my heart and a heart full of love for my child with special needs.

 

On the fifth day of Christmas, the good Lord gave to me: 

an unsuspected strength for the tear in my eyes and the ache in my heart and my heart full of love for my child with special needs.

 

On the sixth day of Christmas, the good Lord gave to me: 

a ray of hope, an unsuspected strength for the tear in my eyes and the ache in my heart and my heart full of love for my child with special needs.

 

On the seventh day of Christmas, the good Lord gave to me: 

a sense of humor, a ray of hope, an unsuspected strength for the tear in my eyes and the ache in my heart and my heart full of love for my child with special needs.

 

On the eighth day of Christmas, the good Lord gave to me: 

supportive friends, a sense of humor, a ray of hope, an unsuspected strength for the tear in my eyes and the ache in my heart and my heart full of love for my child with special needs.

 

On the ninth day of Christmas, the good Lord gave to me: 

remarkable doctors & therapists, supportive friends, a sense of humor, a ray of hope, an unsuspected strength for the tear in my eyes and the ache in heart and my heart full of love for my child with a special needs.

 

On the tenth day of Christmas, the good Lord gave to me: 

an appreciation of small accomplishments, remarkable doctors & therapists, supportive friends, a sense of humor, a ray of hope, an unsuspected strength for the tear in my eyes and the ache in my heart and my heart full of love for my child with special needs.

 

On the eleventh day of Christmas, the good Lord gave to me: 

a sense of pride and courage, an appreciation of small accomplishments, remarkable doctors & therapists, supportive friends, a sense of humor, a ray of hope, an unsuspected strength for the tear in my eyes and the ache in my heart and my heart full of love for my child with special needs.

 

On the twelfth day of Christmas, the good Lord said to me: 

Reach out and share your sense of pride and courage, your appreciation of small accomplishments, your remarkable doctors & therapists, your supportive friends, your sense of humor, your ray of hope, your unsuspected strength for the tear in your eyes and the ache in your heart and your heart full of love for your child with special needs.

 
(Aurthor Unknown)

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Sunday, September 9, 2012

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Fall School Pics 2012


Emily School Pic 2012


Timmy School Pic 2012



Timmy and his friend Parker.

Saturday, August 25, 2012

Vaccum obsession





Note: Notice the picture on the TV screen.

Most kids at the age of two years want to watch Barney, Elmo, or Sponge Bob.

Not Nate! The other morning I was flipping through the stations on T.v. trying to find something educational to entertain Nate for a few minutes. I passed by the infomercial of the Hoover Turbo vacuum cleaner. Nate happened to notice the ad on the T.v. He started throwing a temper tantrum requesting to watch the infomercial. Strange as it may seem, he stood in front of the T.v. for the entire 30 minutes that the Hoover Turbo infomercial aired.

Most kids at the age of two request toy cars, dolls, action figures, or tea sets. Oh No, not Nate! He request a vacuum cleaner!

Now how lucky can I get? This kid LOVES to help clean! Can I be lucky and his cleaning obsession, addiction or his OCD last through his teenage years?

I know what Santa is bringing this little guy for Christmas....

Sshhh, let's not tell him, but Santa may bring him a cordless vacuum which actually will pick up the trash on the floor.

Wednesday, August 1, 2012