Saturday, September 26, 2009

Carnival Fun....

Last Saturday, September 19, we took Kanton to a Carnival for kids with Autism and there families. The organization that put on the carnival is call Sahara Cares. This organization is so awsome. This carnival was all FREE!!! They provided a shirt for the child with autism and then game them a little bag with lots of little fun stuff inside.
Then they had like, 10 of those big blow up bouncy houses. They provided lunch for all that attended the carnival. We had hotdogs, chips, fruit snacks, either water or poweraid and of course cupcakes. Now remember, this was all free!Nothing beats free like this.Then they had about 25 different relay games for the kids to do. After finishing each game the child got to choose a prize.
One of the most amazing things for Kanton was that they had a cute little Train! Thats right a TRAIN!!! Kanton had a hard time at first. But then he didn't want to get off. So I think Kanton rode the train like 10 times.
They also had a bug scavanger hunt for the kids and what ever little bug they found they got to put in a little bug box and of course they got to keep them all.

One of the good things for me was that I was able to send Kanton and Rob to ride the train and I was able to go to the information part of the carnival. It was so good to be able to get all that information. They had like 20 different booths.
I am so greatful that we were able to take Kanton to this fun carnival. Not only did it allow Kanton to hve tons of fun and get all of the attention, it also helped Rob and I realize that there are a LOT of people out there that are in the same boat at we are. I was so over whelmed with how many people were there.
I just want to Thank our Heavenly Father for this wonderful opportunity. To be able to raise on of his choice children. I am eternally greatful.
I look forward to the many awsome opportunities that Kanton will bring to us and for all of the knowledge that (Kanton and the challenges that he has) we will learn......

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Crazy Times.....

Its been a few crazy weeks since I blogged last. Kantons eye is doing wonders, you can hardley even tell anything happened to it, other than it still is a little pink at times.
Since having his surgery he's been pretty unruly. This summer he has done so well and has made so much progress, but the surgery has caused him to regress a little. His temperment is more edgy than usual. And for those of you that dont know, Kanton is a bitter (he bits himself, not others.) He had been doing so well, but now he is bitting again. So times have been pretty difficult around our house.
I have been looking forward to Kanton going back to school. Hopefully that will help give him a little more struction and get him back on track.
Today was orientation and he starts tomarrow!!! I am so excited.
So I was checking out some friends blogs yesterday and found this most amazing little story that really hit home for me and I wanted to share it with all of you.
Thank you so much Natalie for posting this to your blog!!!

For Chosen Mothers

Most women become mothers by accident, some by choice, a few by social pressures,
and a couple by habit. This year, nearly 100,000 women will become mothers of a child
with special needs. Did you ever wonder how mothers like this are chosen?
Somehow I visualize God hovering over earth selecting His instruments for propagation
with great care and deliberation. As he observes, He instructs His angels to make notes
in a giant ledger.
"Armstrong, Beth, son. Patron saint, Matthew. Forrest, Marjorie, daughter. Patron saint,
Cecelia. Rudledge, Carrie, twins. Patron saint... give her Jude. He's used to profanity."
Finally, He passes a name to an angel and smiles, "Give her a child with special needs."
The angel curious. "Why this one, God? She's so happy." "Exactly", smiles God. "Could I
give a child with special needs a mother who does not know laughter? That would be
"But has she patience?" asked the angel. "I don't want her to have too much patience or
she will drown in a seal of self-pity and despair. Once the shock and resentment wears
off, she'll handle it.
"I watched her today. She has that feeling of self and independence that is so rare and
so necessary in a mother. You see, the child I'm going to give her has his own world
She has to make him live in her world and that is not going to be easy."
"This one is perfect. She has just enough selfishness." The angels gasps, "Selfishness?
Is that a virtue?" God nods. "If she can't separate herself from the child occasionally,
she'll never survive. Yes, here is a woman whom I will bless with a child less than perfect.
She doesn't realize it yet, but she's to be envied. She will never take for granted a
'spoken word'. She will never consider a 'step' ordinary. When her child says "Mama' for
the first time she will be present at a miracle and know it! When she describes a tree or
sunset to her child, she will see it as few people ever see my creations.
"I will permit her to see clearly the things I see... ignorance, cruelty, prejudice... and allow
her to rise above them. She will never be alone. I will be at her side every minute of
every day of her life because she is doing my work as surely as she is here by my side.
"And what about her patron saint?" asks the angel, her pen poised in mid-air.
God smiles. "A mirror will suffice."

After Reading this on my friends blog, it sure made me realize that no matter what our trials are in this life, Our Heavenly Father loves us and he has a plan for us. And he will always be there no matter what this crazy world throws at us.
Love to you all......