Friday, September 25, 2009

Fortunate Friday

Wow... sorry for the delay in posting...its been crazy here at the Tomecko house. The amount of homework these kids get...everyday....mindblowing! I am literally sitting at the dining room table from 3-5 pm. And then I have Kenny and Gina getting into everything. Gina is now walking like a pro, so she is everywhere. It's way to cute! Kenny has had diarrhea for about 2 weeks now. Poor little guy. I know its got to run its course, but in the meantime, he has not been able to go to school for 3 weeks now! Yep, school started 3 weeks ago for him, and he has yet to go. I have a feeling its gonna be a very long cold season *sigh.

Since its Friday, I figured I write about what I am fortunate for having. I feel like I am at a new place in life, yes...still living in this stupid 1100 sq. ft., 3 bdrm home that is falling apart around us....but, something about fall makes me love this house. I love making it look warm and welcoming. It makes me feel good. I know that getting the extreme makeover is a very far-away dream. One that I was hoping would happen to us, but...its like winning the lottery...chances are it wont happen. So I am trying to change my frame of mind by thinking that we have to face reality and do with what we have. So, here is my list:

I am fortunate that I have a roof over my head...even though (see above).

I am fortunate that I have great kids with such strong spirits!

I am fortunate that God blessed me with 8 children (7 living), and also the 2 babies that I had miscarried.

I am fortunate that the newborn squirrel that we found 4 weeks ago is getting stronger and bigger everyday. Feeding it every 3 hours is paying off. I saved a life! I feel so good about that! Anyone have a cage I can borrow until he is old enough to let go back into nature?

I am fortunate that I have a great hubby! He works his butt of to provide for all of us. He is a very loving, caring and sincere man. I am glad that we share the same dreams! Driving around on Saturdays and Sundays going to model home....just to see and dream....we find fun in that!

I am fortunate that Kenny has not had to go to the hospital this year...yet!

I am fortunate that I have a great support system for Kenny and our family. Now that Gina is starting to do things that Kenny is still not doing...I am feeling a little sad about that. I am scared for his future but am happy that there are so many family, specialist and resources around us that are helping us.

I am fortunate that I have the memories of our old dog, Pepper. The kids miss him so much....and so do I. But....I don't miss cleaning up dog poop outside, or our house smelling like dog pee.

I am fortunate to see the leaves falling from the trees in the backyard this fall...God is an amazing artist!

I am fortunate that we have a Speedway right down the street from us....their coffee is the outdoes the expensive Starbucks...for just pennies! LOL!

I am fortunate that God gave me talent in art and crafts...I wish I had the money to utilize my talents, but that will come....God is good.

I am fortunate that there is such thing as sign language. Kenny is starting to sign again....and now Gina is too! At least we can communicate with Kenny and he can with us.

And finally, I am fortunate for the time I had with Nick. It was short, but meant the world to me. I pray that I will be reunited with him in Heaven, when the time comes. Miss you like crazy my little man.

So there you have it. I am working through all the tough times, forging forward and trying to make do with what has been dealt to us.

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