Thursday, April 19, 2007

Thankful Thursday

Thank you all for making my proud mommy moment complete!

Working on the essay with Hammer, and then watching him practice was really great!  Last night, when he came home from the Scout meeting, he was just beaming ear to ear! 

I wish I could have been there to see it!  Being homeschooled he doesn't get moments to shine like that very often, so this was a wonderful opportunity, and it went better than I could have hoped!

It is that time again!  Thankful Thursday, and a shout to Gretchen over at Living in Savannah 2 for bringing this to my life.

1.     J-Land.  For your support and love and for indulging me in my proud mommy moment!

2.     Hammer.  For always surprising me with your skill and maturity and growth when it is needed most!  And, you are right, your Asperger's is a gift, a blessing.  It has helped the neuro-typical ones in your family to be more appreciative and be in awe of the differences that make you special.

3.     Libby.  For following me all over the house, all day and all night.  And, for giving me the best doggie kisses.

4.     Baseball.  Fuzzy had his first game last night and had to rush to Boy Scouts.  He played catcher for the first time and did a wonderful job.  He is a great third baseman, too.

Unfortunately, I missed the game.  It was very damp and only about 48 degrees, and I just couldn't sit on bleachers in that.  Fuzzy did not get upsetlike he used to do.  He is starting to understand that it isn't me that wants to be home, it is the RA/Lupus stuff keeping me home.

5.     Hubby.  Poor Hubby.  The basement floor has to be ripped up and re-done differently, and he has coped pretty well!!  We are blessed to be able to do the work ourselves... well, I am blessed that he can do it himself! 

I haven't said anything online about the VT tragedy.  I received this graphic today, and wanted to share.  Last night, I put the ribbon up in my side bar.

As a mom, my heart goes out to the parents of the victims.  How horrible... having your child pass before you is something no parent ever wants to deal with, and under these circumstances, all the more awful.

I don't like to bring up political issues, particularly controversial ones, but I must say.  We need a Federal standard of gun control.  A minimum level across the board, that states can go harsher on, but never less than.

It is time.  Period.  No, it will never stop the basic criminal element from getting handguns, however, the majoirity of the time they only kill themselves.  Harsh, but true.  However, having waiting periods, and deeper background searches can make it more difficult for disturbed youths/adults from obtaining guns.

Right now, if you live in a state with tight controls (like NJ/NY) you just drive south and get it with your drivers license or fake ID of sorts at the local Walmart. 

Okay... enough of that. 

My prayers are with all affected by this tragedy.

be well,
Dawn

15 comments:

tenyearnap said...

Lots to be thankful for today! --Cin

coelha said...

I agree with you--gun control!  Anyone who has a psychological in their background needs to be screened a bit more intensely with a long waiting period!!!  What happened the other day could have been prevented!!  I saw the memorial with the pictures, and I couldn't bear looking at it.  Have a great weekend, (nice and dry one) and thanks for your comment today.  I'm thankful I have good JLand friends like yourself.. Take care - Julie :)  

ksgal3133 said...

Great 5 :) Thanks for participating!
Amen on the rest of your entry!!

Many prayers to VA tech and their families.....

Hugs,
Gretchen

pharmolo said...

Couldn't agree more with your comments re. VT, Dawn.
Have a nice evening :-)

cacklinrosie101 said...

I've always been a huge proponent of gun control.  I don't want them in my home at all although my son has a hunting rifle now but only after hours of safety instructions...ugh...I still hate it.  But, hey, a huge pat on the back to Hammer!  HUGS  Chris

deshelestraci said...

Great list of thankfuls!
Traci

cherry2sweet2eat said...

thats good hammer enjoyed doing that.

toonguykc said...

Great TT entry.  I have always been a BIG proponent of strict gun control laws.  The NRA should be considered an "enemy combatant"!

Russ

klconard1 said...

I hope Hammer is reading all of the positive comments in your journal!  I am sure you know we are all proud of him along with you dear!
loving you
kary

emabecmar said...

stopping by to say hi. Sad about VA Tech.
Cindy

rdautumnsage said...

Wonderful things to be thankful for. As someone else said , I hope Hammer got a chance to read the comments. He deserved all the praise and more for his essay as well as having the courage and spirit to talk about it openly. (Hugs) Indigo

gazker said...

OMG, you never saw Hammers speach???? I bet it was just priceless seeing him walk through that front door huh?
As for the guns, speaking as a non American, why not ban them alltogether? The rest of civilisation looks on in amazement that you have the right to bear arms anyway?
Gaz..........

randlprysock said...

Hi Dawn!!  Sorry it has taken me forever to get over here... I am so swamped this week.  I hope you have a great weekend.  Love your thankfuls.  It is nice we both have hubbies that are so handy! I am so glad the scouts thing went well for Hammer.  Hugs,
Lisa : )

eml625 said...

I always love when you do thankful thursdays !!!  Helps us to appreciate the little things (and sometimes the big things) in life.
hugs,
Ellen

caromarls said...

I agree with you on the gun control thing.  I come from South Africa and before we can buy a gun, we have to apply and wait quite a few weeks before the gun becomes our own.  We are not able to simply walk into a store and buy a gun - of any kind!  This doesn't mean that we don't have people walking around with illegal guns but I'm sure it act as a deterrent for the random type shooter.  I was shocked when I came here to find how easy it was to buy a gun! Thanks for sharing the tribute - it's lovely. ~  Caroline  ~
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