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Day 158 Check In.../Bedtime Story

Sunday, August 25, 2013

Day 158 Check In...

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Exercise - I am taking my off day today because I am exhausted! I will work out Sunday instead.

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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

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  • NHES220
    How thoughtful your daughter is to include her friend. I know you talked about him having a sensitivity to knowing when people are hurting, but I think your daughter has a gift too. You certainly are doing a great job raising your kids!

    1663 days ago
    Your daughter is absolutely precious! I agree, too many people look over special needs children. God made them the way they are for a reason.

    I'm glad you relaxed at the pool. We don't always need to be working out. Sometimes our bodies need rest and when we listen to the voice that tells us to rest, it is good!

    When does IB start school? School started here today and it was so strange to not be sending someone off to school.
    1663 days ago
  • MRSP90X
    That does just break my heart!! I have even heard worse things, about an autistic child with somes serious behavior problems not to come to class as the helpers are not able to handle it. I mean come on, to say not to come to church! Sad to say that the child has not come back. Bailey and IB both look so adorable and very happy!! WooHoo for IB and for mom raising a Christ-like girl!

    I hope you had a great Lord's day as I did! I got to hear my husband preach 3 messages at a church about 2 hrs away as they are without a Pastor, on his birthday! Then we went to our church so he could count the offering and hear message number 4! WooHoo 4 sermons in one day!! We had lunch at the other church before the afternoon service, so what a feast in the tummy and on God's word!!
    1665 days ago
    I am really behind in my blog reading. Just wanted to tell you I loved the story. It breaks my heart that these two kids aren't in the same class this year. You are truly raising a little girl with a loving heart. It is so important to have a bff at that age. They certainly do look like the best of friends and I know that she is just as blessed to have him her life. This story was the perfect ending to my wonderful day. BTW, you deserve a day of rest!
    1665 days ago
  • MONAKIN314
    Looks like they had a blast!!
    1665 days ago
  • KML410
    Those pictures are adorable. They look like they have a really good life together. emoticon
    1666 days ago
    Those precious faces! He sounds like an exceptional child, as does Itty Bitty!
    1666 days ago
    emoticon for raising such a caring daughter. Itty Bitty deserves hugs and praise for being the awesome friend she is to Bailey. And you do to, for teaching her to be so caring. I hope everything works out for them in the end.

    As for the rest day, we all need them and you have worked so hard lately so you deserve it.
    1666 days ago
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    Well, this touches my soul. I well up with tears knowing the exclusion & the happiness it brings him to have someone be his friend.

    My DS has been able to read since 2 , before he was taught how & has a photographic memory.

    Autistics are wired differently, but they are still Gods children & have feelings. That you taught Itty Biitty to embrace the differences & she chose to share her day with Bailey... Someday when Itty Bitty is old & it's time to leave this world for her eternal life I bet Jesus Himself will lead the way with Bailey waiting & saying yes, Lord that is my angel on earth.

    You tell Itty Bitty ,she is little in stature , but has a heart much bigger than most adults. You tell her I said thank you. She is a true role model & you ARE right she did that directly to our precious Savior & made His hurting heart overflow with joy.

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    1666 days ago

    Comment edited on: 8/25/2013 9:47:25 PM
    You made me cry...again. You have such a gift for seeing good, Dachelle, and such a way of making things make sense. I so appreciate your stories and your insight. Thank you. Would you please give IB a hug for me, and tell her it's just for being who she is.
    emoticon :) Gail
    1666 days ago
    Sometimes you just need to rest. Glad that Itty Bitty is okay with school. The two of them look so cute together. Hope the school can work it out.
    1666 days ago
  • MSHEL7
    Love love this blog, those 2 are such sweet friends. I really feel for little Bailey not having his friend in his class and having so many changes this year. You are doing great and we can all use a day of rest now and then. Resting in the shade on a sunny day sounds great to me.
    1666 days ago
    Itty bitty and Bailey look so cute together. Showing her these pictures again may let her know she can see him outside of school. What sweet children! emoticon
    I am so glad you listened to your body and rested a bit. You have been pushing with physical and psychological pressure. You deserve a huge cleansing breath. Hugs, Laurel

    1666 days ago
  • KANOE10
    That is a sweet blog and those are cute pictures. Yes, many of the autistic kids have special gifts such as drawing and math. I am glad your daughter has made him a friend.

    You are doing well and staying in the 70s..great.
    1666 days ago
    Those are beautiful pictures!! Hope you are feeling refreshed today! Have a beautiful Sunday!! emoticon
    1666 days ago
    It's ok to have a day or two of rest built into your fitness program. Your muscles need time to recover.

    What sweet little faces. Such cute children!! I'm so glad Bailey has IB as a friend. emoticon
    1666 days ago
  • STAY39
    Great blog! So true! It is wonderful that Itty Bitty is learning this early. Love those adorable pictures of two great friends! Hope the school works with his mom to straighten out the situation. Have a great day! emoticon emoticon
    1666 days ago
    I love the way you do your blog. I have a hard time coming up with content, but this is a journal, a memory board, and inspirational all at the same time!
    1667 days ago
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