Day 158 Check In...
Exercise - I am taking my off day today because I am exhausted! I will work out Sunday instead.
Calories - 1211
Fiber - 25
Freggies - 3
Water - 8
I am one tired mama today!!! In keeping with my theme of procrastination for the week, I went school supply shopping with Itty Bitty today! It was crazy out there!!! I was also out of fruits, so we followed the school shopping with a trip to the grocery store. When I got home to put the groceries in the fridge, I noticed the fruit drawer was filthy, so I took out the shelves and drawers and washed them! Now, I am about ready to drop!
I did get to have a little down time today, though, with IB at the pool. It was wonderful! I got in, got wet, and then laid out under a tree for the rest of the time. I know I probably missed a great opportunity to get in some fitness minutes swimming, but I just could not handle it today!
IB and I talked a lot about her school situation today, and she is fine with everything now. She knows that God had everything under control, so she will be ok in either class.
In closing tonight, I thought I would share with you a special little story about her friend, Bailey. Before I met Bailey, I had never really been around special needs kids. My first introduction to him was when he first came to my Sunday School class. It was the Sunday after I sent DS away to college. Bailey sat next to me during the lesson and would hold my hand, or pat my leg, or just look up at me sweetly, almost like he was trying to comfort me. I thought he was the sweetest little boy and I was telling his mom about it after class. She asked me if I was upset about anything. I said I was a little sad about DS leaving, but I didn't show it in class. She said that he could tell and was trying to comfort me. That is his special gift. He can feel what others are feeling and sympathize with them. How awesome is that? That precious little boy was trying to comfort me in his own sweet way. I did not realize at the time that it is common for children with autism to have a gift or different areas that they excel in. I have another little autistic boy in my class that is an amazing artist. I give him paper and pencils at the beginning of class and then he shares his masterpieces with us at the end. He also sings like an angel. I tell you what, we are really missing out when we overlook these amazing and precious little children!
Here are a few pictures of IB and Bailey on IB's Birthday. She got to choose one friend to spend the day with her since we couldn't have her party until the next week and she chose Bailey! His mom told me last night that IB was the only child in the whole school that invited him anywhere outside of school for the whole year. Doesn't that just break your heart? Anyway, here are the pics!
Hope you all have a wonderful Lord's Day tomorrow! Remember to look out for the "least of these."
‘Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me.’ Matthew 25:40