"He is there not only when we cry out from the burden of sin but also when we cry out for any other reason." -Bruce D. Porter

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Beatitudes for Friends of the Handicapped

I. Blessed are those who stop and listen to my chatter. You may not understand me; but I love when people talk to me, for I long for companionship, too.

II. Blessed are those who take my hand and walk with me when the path is rough, for I easily stumble and grow weary. But thank you, too, for letting me walk alone when the path is smooth, for I must learn independence.

III. Blessed are those who take the time to tell me about special happenings, for unless you make special effort to inform me, I remain ignorant.

IV. Blessed are those who wait for me. I may be slow, but I appreciate your patience.

V. Blessed are those who are not ashamed to be seen in public with me, for I did not choose to be born thus. It could have been you as well.

VI. Blessed are those who do not pity me, for I don't want pity. All I want is understanding and respect for what I have learned as well.

 VII. Blessed are those who notice my accomplishments, small as they may seem to you. I must work long and hard to learn many of the things you take for granted.

VIII. Blessed are those who include me in their games, even though I may not  understand the rules, I still like to be included in your activities.

IX. Blessed are those who think of me as a person who loves, and hurts, and feels joy and pain just like you do, for in that respect I am normal.

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

This month is such a special one, it's birthday time for Alex!!!!

Welcome to the world!
1 year old
2 years old
3 years old (he was almost a 100% shooter!)
4 years old
5 years old
6 years old (almost, I have very little pics from 2003, don't know why)
7 years old
 8 years old
 9 years old
 10 years old
 11 years old
 12 years old
 13 years old
14 years old

I hope you had a happy day Alex!  We had pumpkin pancakes for breakfast, Subway for lunch, and pizza for dinner, per his request.  All he wanted was some police cars he saw at Sears for a gift.  He is very easy to please.