Quote of the Day

I read this quote on another SMA mom's website. She got it off of SMA Space a networking website of SMA families. It was written by a woman with a special needs child. The quote is very long and she just talks about how mom's of special needs kids are like a sorority and that we need to stick together. It's not something we asked for, but it's something we need to do and no one can understand that except for us mothers in the sorority. This was my favorite part of the quote.

"We sisters, keep the faith always. We never stop believing. Our love for our special children and our belief in all that they will achieve in life knows no bounds. We dream of them scoring touchdowns and extra points and home runs. We visualize them running sprints and marathons. We dream of them planting vegetable seeds, riding horses and chopping down trees. We hear their angelic voices singing Christmas carols. We see their pallets smeared with water colors, and their fingers flying over ivory keys in a concert hall. We are amazed at the grace of their pirouettes. We never, never stop believing in all they will accomplish as they pass through this world. But in the meantime, my sisters, the most important thing we do, is hold tight their little hands as together, we special mothers, and our special children reach for the stars." Maureen K. Higgins.

I just really enjoyed that part of the quote. It's comforting to me to know that Riley will one day be able to do all the things that other kids can do. He'll be able to run and jump and shoot some hoops. I will have to wait out this earthly life in order to watch him grow again in a normal strong body. I feel so privileged to be the mom of such a brave and awesome person.


Fork in the Road

I feel like I'm at a crossroads in my life and I don't know whether to turn left or right, or just go straight on no road at all. I really am torn in two...One half really would like to finish my bachelors (you would think I would have that by now) and apply for a graduate program but I have no idea what I want to do when I grow up! The other half of me just wants to be a mom. I would really like another baby but I'm scared to death! And the fact that everyone around me is pregnant makes it worse. There's always the option to just do it all and be it all. I keep trying to look for road signs to tell me which way to go, but I guess I must be passing them up because I have no idea where I'm going!


5 years and counting

this was me five years ago on my wedding day! man how time flies. we will be celebrating 5 years on wednesday. i'll post the anniversary update later this week.


Riley's new girlfriend

We met another SMA kid the other day. Her name is Brynlee and they live pretty close to us. She is 20 months and is a strong type one kid. She is adorable and Riley thought so too. They sat and flirted with each other. it was so cute! i hope that riley can get as strong as she is one day.

Buzz Cut

I gave riley a summer buzz cut this morning. he cried through the whole thing but after it was done i think he liked it.

this is all the hair that i cut off. wow, he had a lot of it!

is't this the most precious picture ever! all handsome with his new hairdo