Thursday, November 28, 2013

Be thankful for what you have; you'll end up having more. If you concentrate on what you don't have, you will never, ever have enough.

So today is the day we call can remember the things we are thankful for!!  I'm so excited to share with all of you the things I am thankful for!!
1) Family- Without them where would I be?  Shawn is the best husband.  I want to kill him on a daily, but at the end of the day I am spoiled by the amazing man that he is and tend to let the little things annoy me.  Braydon and Claudia are the very best children in this world!!  They have the best personalities and I love the young adults they are turning into.  My mom and Step dad who always are there for me and can make me laugh like no other.  My mom especially, she can always make me smile!! My mommy is my everything, I love you mums. My sisters who I can call with any problem and they will listen or tell me when I'm being ridiculous!!  My mother in law and My Father in law-AMAZING they take my kids when I need help and they are always the first to jump in and help us when we need it!!  And that's just the family that surrounds me.........I'm truly blessed!!
2)  In todays economy and job market your an idiot if your not super thankful for your JOB!!  With my job you never really know what your going to get!!  literally- to beans up the nose, to broken arms, to counseling a parent on an issue.....everyday is an adventure!!!  Most days I go home laughing some days in tears but at the end of the day I love my job and ALL the girls I work with.  Debby & Lori I cant thank you enough for ALL the opportunities you have given me over the years and I hope that most days I make you proud!!  (I know the days I don't....they usually start with me saying "well guys I have something to tell you" hehe)
3) My friends-  Wow to all my friends you will never know how much you mean to me.  You are my family as well!!  I love you guys all SOOOOO much.  You are always there for me, listen when I need it, and straighten me out when I need it too.  I LOVE YOU ALL!!!
4) My home and things I have-  I am thankful that I have a husband who works so hard for the things we have.  Its not much and I don't drive a fancy car, but we have a nice home.  We have nice things and my kids are warm.  At the end of the day that is all that matters.
I hope all of you dig deep and find the things you are thankful for as well!!

Saturday, November 16, 2013

Don't watch the clock; do what it does. Keep going.

A couple reason why I haven't posted in a while
1) Nothing has really changed!! WHOOP WHOOP
2)  Braydon is doing fantastic!!
     The Fowlers are actually in a great place right now.  Although all the testing did not give us any more news it shed a light onto his future.  It will be a bright one!! 
     Dr. Robinson is having Shawn and I propose a 5 year plan that will eventually lead him to be behind a steering wheel!!  OMG!!!  Driving!!!!  Tn has very relaxed laws when it comes to Epilepsy and driving so that is good for him, bad for Shawn and I, lol!!  Looks like from the days in the hospital that with or without seizure meds he has a lot of seizure discharges going off in his head.  The meds seem to keep them from becoming full blown seizures.  However this means he is without a doubt on meds for another 2 years.  His Doctor is really convinced this will be a life long issue but is willing to try to remove him from seizure meds in 2 years given that there have been no issues. 
     So in two years we have to decide if we want to even attempt to take him off the meds.  I can say we wont do it unless alot of tests convince us that the discharges are gone.  Before he gets behind the wheel of a car I better be sure of one of two things, his seizures are well controlled or are gone.  It is soooo crazy to me that we are thinking of him driving!!
     On a personal note he has his first middle school crush!!  Her name is Becca and she has purple strips in her hair!!  He asked her via a friend to "date" him and she said she was not allowed to date but if she could he would be her choice.  He grinned from ear to ear!! 
     Although things are much easier I will say that everyday I spend at least 5 minutes thinking of the families who have not been as lucky.  The families who are struggling with a new diagnosis or have lost their loved ones to epilepsy.!/AJOforeverinourhearts   Take a moment to read or look at this families story!!  I'm scared to death that one day my life will come to a crashing halt like theirs, but I don't watch the clock, I keep going!!
Please take time, money or an experience out of you day and spread the word!!  #AJO