Friday, August 31, 2007

Slow Load

Can anyone tell me why my blog loads so slowly now? Of course not, because no one is silly enough to wait the ridiculous time required to view the blog!

I am going to try and work on this. Hopefully I don't ruin it!

Friday, August 24, 2007

Back to School -- For Me!

Okay, so I finally did it. I'm making the plunge. Last year I tried to go back to school but it was not going to work out. We were in the middle of closing on a house, a major move and my smallest was going from specialist to specialist to try and figure out just what was wrong with her leg. The timing was not right.

This year I got the all of the paperwork in on time, I bought all of my books and now I just wait for classes to start. It feels really strange. I'm so excited to do something for myself. I'm a little frightened but I know that my age, maturity and many years of wisdom LOL will play into my college success. I really want to do well (who doesn't) and be successful in my classes.

I am still homeschooling my oldest daughter, Monica. She is doing so well and she has no desire to go to public school for now. Thank God for that. I don't think she could handle the stress and peer pressure. Maybe she's stronger than I think she is right now but I don't want her to go through the stress of it all anyway. She would be bored out of her mind anyway. She's so far ahead of where the 5th graders are in this district. I just want her to be happy in her education because she's so intelligent. I don't want to waste anymore time with her. We are starting her on some programming languages in addition to her regular studies. She is very excited to have the additional challenge. It's a very exciting time!

Wednesday, August 22, 2007

Tuesday, August 14, 2007

Wordless Wednesday 18

Thursday, August 02, 2007

A Young Man at Shriner's Hospital

Each time I go to that hospital I see at least one child that touches my heart in a way that's really hard to express. I met a young man (approx 9 - 12 yrs of age). He had just had surgery on both legs and had undergone surgery on both arms earlier to fix (as much as possible) deformities (assuming congenital). He was so upbeat. The positive life and energy flowing through this boy touched me like nothing I've ever experienced. He was talking to another boy who "had something in his leg" as his father put it. The young man in the wheelchair told the other boy's father not to worry in his Spanish accent "because the doctors here are miracle workers man."

The boy then wheeled over to me and told me how adorable Lucianna is. I asked him about himself. He had been in the hospital for 5 months undergoing surgeries to fix his body as much as possible. He was going home to Puerto Rico the next day. We talked about how excited he is to be going home.

I wish I would have asked the boy his name. He doesn't know it but he touched my life. No matter what life deals you, the choice is yours to be happy and enjoy life or to be miserable. This child chose to be happy even through all the gauze covering his stitched up legs and his scarred arms from recent surgery which were way to short for his body. I pray that he stays happy and continues to touch peoples lives as he did mine. God has given him a special gift. His love, compassion and encouragement shines like a beacon. I can only pray that he uses his gifts to their full potential. He is definitely on his way to making a lasting mark in this world.

I ended our conversation with Good Luck. I wish I would have said "Shine your light young man. Shine your light for all to see!"