Well, it's Sunday after my first week of being gone to grandson's house, his 8th grade graduation ceremony, and a dual-birthday/grad party yesterday. I'm tired but happy. The house is nice and quiet. I have a list a mile long of chores to accomplish today and tomorrow but at least no one is here and I don't have to get in the car and be on the road somewhere.
Graduation was just so sweet and meaningful for Thomas. For a young man born at 1pound /11 ounces with a serious bunch of diagnoses, he truly is a miracle child. He graduated from 8th grade at a public school and is headed for high school in the fall. I'm so concerned for his welfare in a much larger, dangerous setting, but pray God will keep him safe. He will have an assistant and will stay in one classroom for the year and we are told this is the best school for his needs.
Here is my cute, happy buddy:
Then we had his birthday/grad party on Saturday at the local pizza joint which was nice to have family and friends celebrating. The best part for me was Thomas insisting on reading (outloud) each card!
He's becoming more independent every day which fills my heart with joy for his future.
When I returned home I literally planted my butt in front of the tv for 6 hours! What a crazy busy week. I had a nervous but fun night watching my favorite basketball team -Golden State Warriors- win their game. Whew.
Now this morning I am catching up on reading blogs, running laundry, watering plants, changing sheets and hopefully , getting more on the list done. It's like working outside the home again, planning meals for my brother for the week, getting the house in order , etc. But, spending days with Thomas is so worth it and helping my daughter out for the summer is a good thing. It's only 3 days a week that I'm gone, but as we get older, playing catch up takes longer. hee hee
I am just so grateful for my life, family and friends. Thank you to all the veterans who have given their service to keep us free.
Hope you are all enjoying this holiday weekend!