Tuesday, August 25, 2009
Today I worked with a personal trainer, first time ever. It was a great experience but goodness I am SORE!!!
I've thought with my bad knee I couldn't do much, I was proven WRONG today. I contorted my body in ways I didn't think was possible. Without Alan I know I wouldn't have tried, and yes I will be going back again on Thursday.
To all of you who are able work with your trainer for an hour I commend you, half an hour was all I could do, and I thought I was dying. lol
Friday, May 15, 2009
Mike's graduating today WOO HOO, Oh YIKES. I'm extremely excited this is a great thing. So why am I so stressed? I have no idea....... I know this is very important to him and believe me I will not let this effect him.
I took him shopping on Monday, we got his shirt, tie & new pants. He picked everything out himself.(his tie is blue his shirt has blue pinstripes his pants are khaki, yes his favorite color is blue) After he tried on his shirt and tie, he was standing at the mirror posing. He wanted to leave the dressing room and show all the employees and shoppers how good he looked. Just writing this brings a smile to my face. I am soooooooooooo proud. For his accomplishments, not for how well he poses. lol
For all of you who have read about Mike I will make sure I write about everything over the weekend and hopefully get some pictures on here too.
Thank you so much for listening,
Thursday, April 30, 2009
You are all probably wondering why I'm writing about my son, well let me tell you.....
Mike was born May,24th 1988 he was my 2nd child. When he was born we knew something wasn't quite right but the Dr.s' really didn't listen because the symptoms we tried to explain were so vague. When Mike was 8 months old he had his first seizure & stopped breathing our neighbor gave him CPR. By the time the ambulance arrived he was breathing again but not coherent. Mike was placed on a heart monitor at that time. At 11 months Mike was taking a nap & the monitor went off when I got to his room he was seizing so hard that he was bouncing in his crib. The ambulance came & took him to the hospital. When we got to the hospital the staff wouldn't let me see him.... I remember the nun and the priest coming in & trying to give comfort, by what they said & what the Dr.s' said I knew Mike wasn't going to make it........... Mike refused to give up. He lived.
Dr.s' told me he'd be lucky to live past 5 years old....... He's still here, he has Cerebral Palsy, is Developmentally Delayed but that hasn't stopped him. They thought he'd be in a wheelchair, he's not, he does walk with a walker ( he tries to pick up girls with it). lol
When Mike was 15 I realized I couldn't take care of him by myself anymore I decide to place him in a group home. He will never be able to live on his own, but he will get a job with a job coach. He will fall in love, not the kind we're used to. (he doesn't understand marriage or relationships in that sense) He has a girlfriend her name is Charity. She calls me mom. She helps him with things he can't do. He wants to take her to McDonald's & have fry-fries. Mike also has some great friends, he helped bring two of them together. They both worked at his first group home. They fell in love and decide to get married, they asked Mike to be a groomsman. Which he did he wore a tux and walked down the aisle. It was absolutely Wonderful.
The reason I'm talking about all this is Mike will be graduating from High School on May 15th & celebrating his 21st birthday on the 24th. There were days things were very difficult and quite a few days I didn't know if he would make it. Here we are facing two gigantic milestones and about to achieve both. I'm very excited and proud but also a little sad. My little boy who I wasn't even sure was going to be here is a MAN.
Thank you to all of you for listening I very much appreciate it,
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