Monday, November 3, 2008

I AM thankful!


Lately, like everyone else I have been thinking about what I am thankful for. I thought I would list a few things. Maybe sometimes people don't realize how truly thankful I am of things by the way I whine, but I am. Sorry, whining is in my blood, lol.

First off I want to say that I am thankful for how high functioning Parker is. I whine that he argues with me or that he's difficult, but I am glad that he is. I'm so sorry to the parents of kids with autism that don't talk. It must be heartbreaking. I just want to say I'm thankful for his speech and his knowledge because I know sometimes I don't mention it. I am, from the bottom of my heart I am. When he was 3 he could say only one word at a time. Most of the words were just sounds that only we could understand. He wouldn't cooperate with his speech teacher and his main word was, "No". 2 speech teachers later he can say many sentances and even recite the "Night before Christmas". This boy is my angel and he amazes me every day.

I am thankful for my smart, sweet, creative little girl. She is the light of my life and keeps me on my toes.

I am thankful for my wonderful husband who I love with all my heart. He is the best!

I am thankful for my Mom, who I talk to everyday. She is always there for me and I love her so much.

I am thankful for my sister Ronda, who is my best friend. She listens to my problems, always lends a hand with everything, loves my kids, and has always had my best interest at heart.

I am thankful for my brother Jim, who is the funniest guy I know. He is a smart alec little punk, but deep down, he is a really caring guy! When I was a kid I thought he was the coolest thing ever.

I am thankful for my sister Sherie, she cares about me and I love her.

I am thankful for all the people who work with Parker. They are the best and really know him.

I am thankful for my friends Nikki, Heidi and Shannon! You guys are always there for me!

I am thankful for my online friends. You guys are the best.

I am thankful for my friends who are not online, lol, of course!

I am thankful for my cats, though they annoy me, I love them.

I am thankful for all the kind people out there that make my day.

I am thankful for God, most of all, who made everything I am thankful for!

4 comments:

rondamarie said...

Thank you so much, I am thankful for you everyday and you are also my best friend. I don't know if I would have ever guessed that when I was 13 years old and you were this little tiny baby, that it turned out like it has, but I'm sure glad it did. Your a true blessing.

Bobbi said...

Your welcome! You've been there for me since the day I was born!

kristi said...

I honestly don't think you whine at all!!! You inspire me!!! Having a high-functioning autistic son myself, I realize what you go through. This morning was tough at my house, well a lot of mornings are because TC does not like to wake up and get ready. But, I too, am thankful!

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