Monday, January 25, 2010

My oldest son Dylan and I spent, what started out as a snowy Monday at the hospital, don't worry everything is OK... What a sweet boy Dylan is, I have been so blessed to have such a BEAUTIFUL, KIND-HEARTED, PERFECT Son.
I would be lying if I didn't say at times difficult,argumentative, sassy, spirited oh how the list could go on and on, but I won't ~

My little boy was diagnosed with Crohn's disease this last October...
We (the doctors and I) decided to try a drug known as Remicade, however much like drugs used for patients with cancer it is much like a chemo treatment. Every eight weeks Dylan and I spend our Mondays in a room on the Peds oncology floor. We snuggle up and watch movies, eat brownies and sip hot coco, take much needed naps (since I am not able to bring the other two blessings to the hospital with me.)

When we arrived at the hospital we entered into a colorful hall made to look like you were on an ocean adventure, equipped with a child size tug boat... little people fill the waiting room... As we look around we see little bald heads, some covered with special hats and some that dont care that their illness has taken their heads of hair. It is an amazing sight to see some of the happiest children that have been through something so horrible, something that most of us will never experience. As I walked my own son down the hallway I heard laughter from little ones driving police cars (IV's and all) as sad as it may seem, what a wonderful sight to see those little bald heads and little voices filled with such hope and happiness.

As Dylan began his treatment today I sat there and thought about all the times I have wondered why me, why him~

then I began to realize that this too is a blessing....

A blessing that God gave me this precious boy that needs a little special care.

Saturday, January 16, 2010

Just Words Today

Celia and I were junking and gathering over the week-end...we ended up spending several hours in our cars, for some reason we both drove separate cars, a little we weren't talking and interrupting each other like we normally do....we were alone.(Of course Celia is always with baby chubs,never really alone.) When I drive alone I have lots of ideas swirling around in my head, design projects I'm working on,a multitude of half-started projects Celia and I need to complete, or maybe some new receipe I want to try. But, today my mind was on HAITI, the famlies, their children, homeless and suffering. I happened to turn on the xm talk radio and heard that you can TEXT the word HAITI and $10 goes directly to the people of Haiti, all through the Red Cross. It is pretty aspiring that Americans have already donated 8 Million Dollars. Our country always seems to come together in a time of need. It made me happy. Please do whatever you can to help these people.

Sunday, January 10, 2010

Keep The Music Playing

My very talented and gifted nephew, Shannon playing and performing for a project at school. Listening to your favorite music is an easy way to carve out a private interlude...Music should make us feel good...its pampering our soul.xo Glad & Celia & Sonia

Friday, January 1, 2010

The Gift of a New Year 2010!

We hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas filled with Laughter, Family and Fabulous Food! We hope you will welcome the New Year with Joy and Good Cheer. Please NO Resolutions for us, they usually fail from the start!! We are so Thankful for the life God has blessed us with, a simple everyday life, but its always an adventure. We'll welcome New Years "at home" curled up on the sofa, relaxing and enjoying funny movies. We love the Gift of a New Year... a clean slate and the best is we are all given this gift of a New Year "2010". Looking forward to another Spring and Summer, and the most beautiful Northwest Autumns and Snowy Winters. Now lets welcome the New Year full of things that have never been. xoxo Glad & Cel