Saturday, December 3, 2016

Go Shelby Whippet Basketball

I sometimes wonder when people look at Noah in a picture what they think. Take this photo for an example.... What do you see? pain? sadness? maybe even empathy?
I see a boy that is excited, happy, loved and overjoyed to be at his very first Whippet basketball game of the season. Go Shelby let's bring home the NOL this year.

Thursday, November 24, 2016

I'm Thankful For....

I'm so thankful that God put Scott in my life way back when we were 15 years old. I couldn't have made it through this life without him. Our life hasn't always been easy but we've stuck together through thick and thin. I can't imagine my life without him. We make a great team and I feel so blessed to be his wife.
Morgan, where do I begin.... I'm so thankful I got to be your Mom. I'm so proud of everything you have accomplished. You are an amazing teacher. You are beautiful, sweet, caring, talented and compassionate human being. You never fail to let your light shine.
Brad, thank you so much for loving our Morgan. You do it so well..... You are the knight in shining amour she dreamt about when she was a little girl. Together you make an amazing couple that puts Christ first in your life and it shows.
Emily I'm so thankful for you. How did I get  so lucky to have you as a daughter? Your love for Christ shows in everything you do. You are such a compassionate young lady. I can always count on you to help out anyway you can. You've always been my right hand gal.
I'm so thankful for my amazing son, Noah.  He has taught me so much the last 18 years.He has taught me courage, how to love  unconditionally and so much more. I'm even thankful for his disability. Our life would be so much different if Noah had been born without it. We have met so many people and done some pretty amazing things because of Noah being extra special. Noah's life is a reflection of the God who created him and I'm so thankful to be a part of it.

Saturday, November 12, 2016

Go Shelby Whippets!!!!

What a great year for the Shelby Whippets.
The best part was the weather allowed Noah to enjoy most of the games with us.

Congratulations to the 2016 Division IV Regional Final Runner Ups!!! 
We really enjoyed cheering you on.

Friday, November 4, 2016

Halloween 2016

This Halloween we helped at two different Trunk or Treats.
We don't get any Trick or Treaters at our house, so we enjoy doing the Trunk or Treats instead.
Noah enjoys seeing all the kids in costume too.

Friday, October 28, 2016

Our ABR Journey Continues

Noah was 9 years old when we started our ABR journey. I remember wondering if this really was the journey we wanted or even should take. The picture above was Noah's first evaluation.
These two pictures were taken today. As you can see Noah doesn't need a whole lot of support now. We are glad we decided to take the road less traveled and start our ABR journey all those years ago. He is so close to sitting on his own. I'm now trying to find ways to get him to practice his balance.  We are looking forward to our next ABR training coming very soon.

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Days Like These....

This last month has been... It's just been hard. I've felt beaten down with worry about Noah, dealing with insurance, trying to find a DME company that well work with me to get Noah Real Food and being dropped by our DME company we have dealt with for the last almost 14 years. Yes you read that right. they dropped us without warning because that don't want to mess with ordering Noah's supplies for us anymore. So it's been 3 weeks since I've gotten what I need for Noah. I waited a week and called an asked where our shipment was because it usually only takes 2 days. I was told that it got cancelled because I was trying to get the Real Food Blends through them and they didn't want to deal with that. I asked to talk to a manager and I'm still waiting for that phone call....
I'm still in the process of getting all of Noah's supplies through another DME company. That means getting all his doctors to send scripts for everything we usually order. I just hope I get everything we need soon before we run out.  I jsut got the word that the new company can't get the Real Food Blends for me either. Insurance will pay for it, I just don't get it. With Noah sick again, it just adds to all the stress. I'm just at my breaking point. I need something to give. I just to curl up in a ball and cry.... Life isn't suppose to be this hard. I need some time away where I can relax and not think about all this crap.  Does anyone have a place on the beach I can use? HAHA wouldn't that be nice......
When I look at Noah and I see that sweet smile, it makes all worth it though.
I also couldn't do it without Scott. He's my rock. 

Sunday, October 16, 2016

Cancer Sucks!!!

Saying goodbye......

 Please click the link above for a tribute to one of our ABR trainers Fehim.


One of our trainers from ABR lost his battle with cancer. Fehim always had a smile on his face and truly loved the kids he worked with. He rejoiced with us with every inchstone in Noah's ABR journey.  Because in the special needs world we count inchstones not milestones. Fehim you will never be forgotten. The world isn't the same without you. Rest in Peace... Until we meet again....