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.