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Life is an adventure. Sometimes I yearn for boredom, yet it never comes. This is an account of my struggles & triumphs- my struggle to know God & understand the "why" behind it all. "Life is not about waiting for the storm to pass, it's about learning to dance in the rain" This is just me - learning to dance - sometimes gracefully, but most the time - stepping on my 2 left feet..

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

It was a good day!

Yesterday was a good day.  It was the kind of day that you stick in the pocket of your heart so you can pull it out on a dreary day to remind you that it's going to be okay.

It was my oldest daughter's 15th birthday.  We were all hoping that my son would earn a pass so that he could spend it with us & he did!  He told me "Mommy I was trying so hard to get a pass because I wanted to spend (sister's) birthday with her"  This is huge for an attachment disorder child.  He wanted to be with the family and did the work necessary to make it happen.  Yay! Hope.

It was a lovely day.  He played well with the other kids and we had a great time celebrating my daughter’s birthday.  I know she wished her friends could be at her "party", but was very sweet in saying that "my family is here and that's all that matters".  I made my daughters favorite lunch and then we took the kids bowling and had chocolate mousse cake (yummy).  She said she didn't want us to sing to her and make a scene so we did what any good parents would do -- we sang at the top of our lungs so the whole alley would notice J.

I am so thankful for my children.  I am thankful for their unselfish attitude of putting their family first.  I am thankful that my son worked to get a pass and I am thankful that we all had a nice family day for my daughter’s birthday -- I can't believe she is 15 -- Where does the time go?

Dancing in gratitude,



  1. Great news! I'm so glad you had a great family day. You really deserve it :)

  2. Wow! Definitely a day to cherish! Keep dancing!

  3. I'm glad you had such a good day for your daughter! (We miss you K.! Glad your birthday was nice.)

  4. You guys are awesome! -- Thanks for the encouraging words :)