Sunday, November 01, 2009
Today my son Shawn went to a birthday party for his friend Hope. This is a remarkable thing for my son, because he is Autistic it is very hard for him to make friends. But this little girl is a one in a million, she sticks by him no matter what and encourages him to play with the other kids, she helps him in school too. I thank God everyday for sending her into Shawn's life- she makes school bearable for him. He misses her when school is out and her family says she thinks of him as her best friend. She's a little angel.
I love the phrase- friends are the family you choose. Some of my family dynamics are really lacking, the way my mother taught me to relate to my own body and food left a lot to be desired. She forced me to get on the scale everyday and told my (step)father and sister my weight, she constantly made comments about the size of my chest, and called me chunky, even when I was 18 and weighed 118 lbs. I think the reason I avoided the gym so long even though I have a free membership to curves is because she worked there, a couple weeks ago I went over to her house to visit, she hadn't seen me in over 2 months and she asked"so are you stll losing weight?" I had lost about 20lbs. during that time, and you could tell. I think she wants me to fail, which makes me more determined to succeed. Even my (step)father said to me privately " I really hope you prove her wrong".
Anyway this was not supposed to be a bash my mom session, I love her anyway. This is about friends: you guys and my other friends. I love you all and your support is invaluable. So my sparkpeople "family",remember to hug you friends this week and tell those who support you how much they mean to you. In the words of Blondedog YOU ALL ROCK!!!!!