~“I am thankful for laughter, except when milk comes out of my nose.”~ Woody Allen
Wow-I seem to have misplaced the month of November. One minute it is Halloween and now all of a sudden we are preparing for Christmas. I guess that I have some catching up to do..
HalloweenHalloween went really well this year-costumes were easy-the kids had a great time...the boys gave me all their candy. that works well for me.
|Oscar as the Red Angry Bird|
Thanksgiving rolled around like it always does-right when the kids have finally adjusted to the routine of school. *sigh* Although each year gets a little bit better for us. There was a time when sitting at the table and eating was just not an option..for any of us. Way back then..we were in a different place. We didn't know what was going on with the boys..words like "sensory overload" or "stimming" had no meaning for us. But even in those dark times, I still found myself thankful. We had each other-all of us. We were a family,we held tight to each other and we would and could get through anything. Sleep deprivation..endless screaming and frustration..things that at times pushed me to my limits and beyond..through all of that.. our boys never gave up on us..loved us unconditionally-no matter how many times I may have let them down( through my ignorance of the situation-and my impatience)..they were (and still are)two of the most beautiful beings I could ever have the privilege to parent.So, Thanksgiving has a lot of meaning to me. This year as Omar set out the traditional turkey dinner, and I set out the traditional pizza, I once again thought about how thankful that I was. There I was, surrounded by most of those nearest and dearest to my heart....and we were ALL sitting at the table.