Friday, January 23, 2009

Counting Blessings

Some people may think I'm nuts and they would be correct, to actually think of these as blessing...but I do have a few things to be thankful for.
1.) Glad I took Gage to the pediatrician and got the proper meds (steroid, inhaler, etc.) for his chest cold, even if it means it will likely delay his ci surgery for several weeks. Apparently anesthesia frowns upon steroid use prior to surgery...but that's okay, he's gonna get over his chest cold.
2.) Glad Brook is old enough to know that when her processor falls off her ear and lands in the dirt, she put it in a safe place until she can return it to me to be cleaned and retaped...even if it means that safe place is inside her underwear (she didn't have pockets).
3.) Glad that I was able to grab Brook yesterday by the hood of her jacket when she decided to run in the school parking lot. This kept her from running out in front of cars...even if I accidentally put a scratch down the back of her neck. Mommy instinct was to grab child at whatever cost. I am in close contact with school personnel about getting a drop off/pick up line started for the kids like other schools, trouble is, the parking lot isn't currently equipped for this. Like I said, I'm working closely and was seen about these issues today, will have more on that later, there are other changes needed as well that requires funding...and I hope we get it, the school is fabulous and the teachers are phenomenal !!


Tanna's Triplets said...

Those would be things I would also be thankful for!!

Lucas'Mommy said...

You always have a way of looking at the bright side of life! :)

leahlefler said...

Val, I'm laughing so hard about the CI in her underwear that I snorted coffee out of my nose! Smart girl.

Hopefully Gage's cold will be resolved in short order and everything can be rescheduled soon.

tammy said...

I was up all night with a little one with fever who wouldn't sleep ... I'm praying it's his teeth!

Laughing out loud at Brooke's safe place! Oh what kids think of!

Prince Andrew and the Queen Mum said...

yep...counting blessings always counts... one i have made recently is that God has really put together a great team on this earth for Andrew...for his development in all areas. all sorts of docs, professionals, therapists, even secretaries who are on what I all the 'andrew team.' i know you hvae the same for Gage and Brook! (plus our kids have FABULOUS parents!!!)

Christian's Mommy said...

OMG, that girl makes me laugh! Her underwear?! I love it!

rouchi said...

Yes we do end up thanking our stars whatever new they learn and we do that helps them even if it means a scratch on their back or a frown for that better speech in public.I thank God that Prisha has learnt very early that in case it rains and there is nothing to cover her ears , just hold her ears to cover the aids and run. All the best to your kids and Brook is funny.