Thursday, November 22, 2012

Who does not thank for little will not thank for much

Things I am Thankful For
1.  My Children!!  Wow do I have two AMAZING children!!  Strong and sweet, I'm very thankful for my children!
Really, I just can't any better than this!!

2.  My Husband-  WOW, Shawn is so amazing!!  I've always said I'm the luckiest woman in the world and I still believe it.  We definitely have our ups and downs but we always have each other.  He makes me smile even when I want to punch him!!  He works his butt off to make sure that we have what we have and it may not be as much as others, but it was honestly earned with two working hands!! 

3.  My Family-  I love my family!!  I have two sisters who I am so blessed to have, I can call either one of them with a problem or issue and they always come to my rescue with nothing more than an opinion.  My mommy is always there for me and helps me when I need it.  My mom knows how hard Shawn and I work and is always there to help when we need it.  Thank you Mom and Albert for always being there when we need it.  My In laws moved closer to help us as well!!  I am SOOO thankful for them.  They are always going to school events when we cant.  My extended family I don't always get to talk to or see I love you guys sooo much!!  I miss EVERYONE SO MUCH!!!

4.  My Friends-  I always talk about how much I love my friends and I can promise you it hasn't changed!!!  Love you guys!!

5.  MY JOB!!!!!!!   Man do I love my job, it is my second family!!  I enjoy going to work (most Days lol) and they are so understanding of my crazy life!!  When your bosses are your family and close friends then you are a very lucky person.  I also get to work with my best friends everyday!! I have the best job!!

This year has been very very hard on my family, however we still have so much to be thankful for!!  It could have been much worse and I remind myself of that everyday.  Thanks again to everyone for constantly supporting us!!  I love you all!!!

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever.

Today I need every one's help!!  Listen to my story, share my story and see what we can do!!
I was approached by a woman at work the other day.  She has a friend that I do not know who has a child with epilepsy, among other things.  The little girl was approaching two years old.  On Sunday the little passed away from complications of her many problems.  That in itself is so very sad.  Before this little girl passed away the Build a Bear corporation made her a special bear that was purple, the national color for Epilepsy. 
Pretty amazing!!  Well the mother of the child would like Build a Bear to make a special purple bear for the month of November.  National Epilepsy awareness month, however Build a Bear does not believe that there would be enough interest.  Sooooo I'm asking all of you in honor of National Epilepsy awareness month to send Build a Bear a letter explaining why you would purchase one of those bears.
I would LOVE to be a part of something so awesome and would love for everyone to help!!  I want a build a bear!! 
So if you can help me here is the address
Build a Bear Workshop
1954 Interbelt Buisness Center Dr.
St. Louis, MO 63114
Let's get Braydon his very own Epilepsy Bear!!

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Friendship is the hardest thing in the world to explain. It's not something you learn in school. But if you haven't learned the meaning of friendship, you really haven't learned anything

Today was one of the scariest days of my life.  Today I could have lost a friend.  Not to a petty argument or over work, but to a car accident.  She managed to walk away after over correcting her truck, spinning in the middle of the road, flipping over a guard rail and having strangers help her by smashing in her windshield to get her out.  Things like this don't happen everyday.  Today was a miracle.  Today my best friend lived when every thing was against her, she walked away. 
This is no little thing, particularly to me.  This is a person who I'm sure even when she is ready to kill me is ALWAYS there for me.  She takes my kids to karate when I'm to sick to get off the couch.  She cleans my house when my life is pure chaos and I don't know which way to turn.  She takes my side when I'm upset with others and I'm sure I'm not always in the right. 
I'm one of few people that can say I have 3 best friends!!  Chelsie, Carlee, and Kelly!!   I love you all dearly and after today I want you all to know just how much!!  You are all my family!!  Please know that no matter what I will be there for all of you and today made me realize how quickly things can be taken away.  We are a team.....a crazy yell at each other and then be fine two seconds later, but a team non the less!! 
And to Chelsie....thanks for walking away from the accident will never know how much you mean to me!!  Smile, know that you are loved by so many!!