Sunday, May 30, 2010

Sunday Verse

Lord,let me do the little things
Which may fall to my lot;
Those little inconspicuous ones
By others oft forgot.

If,like the Master,I can give
Myself for those I love,
Rich joy and peace shall come to me,
Sweet rest in heaven above,

I know not when the day shall close;
But when life's curfew rings,
I want my Lord to find me then
Still doing little things. - Unknown

She hath done what she could. (Mark 14:8)

Monday, May 24, 2010

Summer Vacation

Summer Vacation: Time For Fun and Time to Plan  by Kathie Snow

What We Owe

What We Owe Children : Revolutionary Common Sense     Kathie Snow

A Thank You Gift

Ruby's Occupational Therapist is from Australia and all of her family is still there,so she has decided to move back to Australia.She has been a terrific OT and I wanted to give her something to show my appreciation.I decided on this Teacher Assort-"mint" bag  ,I thought it was such a cute idea.I bought a mint colored gift bag, a Thank You card with a mint green envelope ,and assorted mint candies. Instead of printing the poem out I bought a Thank You card and hand wrote  :

Thanks for your commit-"mint" to help me learn.

Thanks for your encourage-"mint" to always do my best.

Thanks for your involve-"mint" in my life.

Thanks for your invest-"mint" of time and energy

to make therapy such a great place to be.

Thanks for making each session an enjoy-"mint".

Thanks for helping to create a nice environ-"mint"

for me to learn and grow.

Everything you have done 

has really “mint” a lot to me!!!

Here is another link with some cute ideas

Friday, May 21, 2010


Sometimes late at night when I'm trying to get Ruby to sleep and I'm rocking her and she is gently touching my face and hair I cry because I feel such love for her.

Loren posted about this beautiful love that we have for our children here  on her blog.

Thursday, May 20, 2010


Ruby has started saying a lot of new words recently and last night while I played Pat a Cake with her she started saying ,"roll,roll" and doing the arm motions when I got to the roll em up part. I sang Itsy Bitsy Spider with her and she did the arm motions for the rain and the sun.I almost couldn't finish singing it for her because I started tearing up.

Here is a list of words she can say:
Bye Bye, which usually sounds like Bubye
See it
Op for stop
Bobble for Bottle

I'm so excited about her speech, and she speaks very clearly, which is a good sign to me that she hears well.I just cherish every accomplishment she makes because I know they don't come easily for her.

Friday, May 14, 2010

Ruby is growing and a picture from Mother's Day

I put Ruby on lactose free milk and she has finally started putting on weight and is able to have regular bowel movements.I took her for a check-up with her doctor and her weight is in the 25th percentile on the Down syndrome charts,up from the 10th percentile.Ruby still will not eat enough food for me to quit giving her a bottle.I give her lactose free whole
milk,two tablespoons of infant oatmeal cereal,and vitamins in her bottles.

I have already shared my Mother's Day picture on Facebook so a lot of you have already seen it
 but I wanted to post it to my blog too.

Please,remember to keep praying for Sweet Ella as she fights Leukemia.

Monday, May 10, 2010

Please Pray for Sweet Ella

I got to meet Denise and her beautiful daughter Ella last year when Denise came to Texas for a family wedding.Denise just found out last week that her daughter Ella has Luekemia and chemo has already been started.Please,pray for Denise and her family.