Our sweetie pies

Our sweetie pies

Friday, August 3, 2012

we met Bret Michaels!

Tonight we met Bret Michaels at the his concert!  We gathered local families and waited backstage for him to get ready to greet us.  He was very kind and took time to smile and greet each child.  He signed t shirts and even a woman's cast!  He encouraged the children and even later dedicated a song to the type 1 diabetic kids in the audience.  We are all so grateful that his manager worked this out for us and made time to meet kids just like him, living everyday but still facing the reality of type 1 diabetes.  thank you Bret Michaels!

Thursday, August 2, 2012

my other daughter and Mary Murphy!

I wanted to share something exciting that happened to my eldest daughter the other night!  We love to watch So You Think you can Dance, late at night, after the little ones are asleep or in between night checks for our little sweetie.  My eldest daughter loves to dance and has found tons of places now that she and her friends frequent, learning all kinds of dance styles.  She was even recently approached by one of the dance instructors that she too could train to be an instructor because she stood out in her dancing ability!

The other night, she decided to go to one of her favorite dance studios before they went clubbing and dancing for fun!  As she checked in at the entrance, she was informed that Mary Murphy was there that night helping instruct different dances!  As they danced, my daughter and her friends moved through the dance line until my daughter was dancing with THE Mary Murphy!

My daughter and her friend just days before had driven all the way to Hollywood to try to meet her there on the National Dance Awareness Day and they couldn't manage to find the park that it was held at. (they are still teenagers).  So, it worked out that she just happened to bump into her in an even better setting!  This reminded me of the time that my daughter and I, years ago, went to Santa Barbara to meet the Dalai Lama and then years later actually traveled to Dharamsala, India, where the Dalai Lama lives, and he was vacationing in Europe at the time!  Sometimes what you go looking for is right close to home.  Write that down.

Anyways.  exciting event and my daughter deserved the treat.  She is our right hand person when we need a break from diabetes.  and boy can she dance!

returning to work

After four years of being a stay at home mom, I will be returning to work part time as a special education teacher.  I will be working with challenging teenagers that have had trouble in the regular school system.  I am up for the challenge.

We will be rearranging our home life to accommodate this change.  Our twins will be starting kindergarten, our second oldest will be in second grade and our eldest will more than likely stay nearby and complete one more year at the junior college where she was on the dean's list this past year.  She was accepted into an honors institute for this coming year but I think again, we are deciding that she can do one more year here and stay on the positive side financially.

My brother has had some health issues that stemmed from a freak work accident almost eight years ago, now!  He was working when a swarm of bees attacked him.  He ran to his truck to take cover, but when he thought the coast was clear and emerged again, the swarm came back and attacked him again!  Since then,  he has been treated in so many different ways for debilitating headaches and now many other health issues that have followed since then.  Recently, he was able to adopt a rescued pit bull and in a way to make Cesar Milan proud, he has been able to have her classified as his therapy dog now!  She is amazing!

I am thinking it would be great to have a therapy dog for our sweetie too.  I am beginning to look into some options.  Our sweetie is still emerging with her speech as she has been delayed and slow to communicate with us her physical needs.  She also has some tactile issues and I am thinking that over all she would benefit from a therapy dog.  Especially as I return to work. 

so as one chapter closes, another begins.