Friday, January 4, 2008

Success - A Normal Fun Day

Thanks, Rhonda for reminding us that we need to look at our daily lives and extract the successful moments. Too many times people and circumstances shout the negatives and failures at us. I want to take the time to look at the successes, and the positives no matter how small.

One such success came the other day when our family drove up to the mountains to the "snow." (Around here you actually have to drive 2 hours to find snow.) Busy packing snow gear, snacks and 6 kids into the van was hectic and I had forgotten to infuse my son that morning. We spent the day sledding and playing in the snow. Much to the delight of my this was their first time sledding. A couple hours into it as I watched my son flying through the air after going over a jump...and realized I forgot the factor!!! My mind began to race: "What am I going to do if he has a bleed?" But after my panic...nothing happened. Nothing "bad" that is. We enjoyed the rest of the day sledding and drinking hot chocolate. And upon arriving home, a quick check revealed a couple of bruises but no bleeding. I call that a wonderful blessing and a success. My absentmindedness could have turned our day of fun into a real mess. But instead it was just a "normal" fun day!

Wednesday, January 2, 2008

2008 success stories

It is another year, it is the beginning of another success story
My son has his first day of Junior High Basketball if we make it through today, that will be my first success story of the year (not mentioning that his sister took him to get a Mom approved haircut and he came back with one)

What are you stories of success for 2007 or just the little ones that make the days normal in 2008

Happy New Year

Monday, December 31, 2007

Happy New Year

I would like to say Happy New Year to all the Hemophilia Moms and their families.

My family had a great 2007. We had limited medical problems and only a few of the normal kid sick days.

My son (Alex) and I traveled to the Annual meeting in Orlando and had a great time while making new friends and see old ones. With out trying we learned a lot while enjoying ourselves.
Alex and I also visited a private ranch in Virginia and had the most awesome time (to quote my son). We met other families with hemophilia as well as just having a wonderful time.

My daughter Kristin could not join us this year she is attending her sophomore year in college.
It is so hard to let go sometimes, but I am very proud of her. She is trying so hard to be a positive contribution to our community and she is being very successfull. She enjoyes being a camp counsler at hemophilia camps and also attending them as a camper. She is a carrier that also is diagnosed with mild hemophilia, so if any of you women have any questions for her I will pass them on.

looking forward to meeting some of you in Denver, Co at the next NHF meeting.

Have a safe evening and I hope to talk to you soon.