Thirty One by LeighAnne

Friday, February 27, 2009

Rainy days......

I don't really like rainy days unless I get to sleep in and lay around all day but today I am super excited about the women's retreat that we are going on to Montgomery. It 18 of us and I hope we all have a safe and fun trip. I know I will. I need a little break from all the craziness around here. I am going to miss my babies dearly. I have never been this far away from Ace for this long. But I know he will be in good hands. My mom is keeping them and they will have so much fun at Nana's. I know this one is short but I got a few more things to get done before we depart. I hope everyone has a wonderful weekend . even if it's dreary.


Wednesday, February 25, 2009

nothig big

So there wasn't much that happened today but I would like to share with you this poem that Someone once shared with me about moms of disabled children. I never thought so many things would be taken for granted until I watched my son struggle to hit those milestones that they are supposed to hit. But I have a beautiful sweet little man who is going to be a blessing to many I just know it.

Did you ever wonder how mothers of disabled children were chosen?Sometimes I visualize God hovering over the earth selecting his instruments of propagation with great care and deliberation.
As He observes, He instructs His angels to make notes in a giant ledger."This one gets a daughter. The Patron saint will be Cecelia"
."This one gets twins. The Patron saint will be Matthew".
"This one gets a son. The Patron saint.....give her Gerard. He is used to profanity".
Finally he passes a name to an angel and smiles. "Give her a disabled child".The angel was curious. "Why this one God? She's so happy". "Exactly" smiles God. "Could I give a disabled child to a mother who does not know laughter? That would be cruel!" "But she has no patience?" ask the angel."I don't want her to have too much patience or she will drown in a sea of sorrow and dispair. Once the shock and resentment wears off, she'll handle it. I watched her today, she has that feeling of self and independence that is so necessary in a mother. You see, the child I'm going to give her has his own world. She has to make him live in her world and that is not going to be easy"."But Lord, I don't think she even beleives in you"God smiles, "No matter, I can fix that. This one is perfect, she has just enough selfishness".The angel gasps-"Selfishness? Is that a virture"?God nods. "If she cant separate herself from her child occasionally, she wont survive. Yes heres is a woman whom I will bless with a child less than perfect. She doesnt realize it yet, but she is to be envied.. She will never take for granted a "spoken word". She will never consider any "step" ordinary. When her child says "MOMMA" for the first time she will be present at a miracle and will know it. I will permit her to see clearly the things I see....ignorance, cruelty, and prejudice....and allow her to rise above them. She will never be alone. I will be at her side every minute of every day of her life because she is doing my work as surely as if she is here by my side".
"And what about her Patron saint?" ask the angel, His pen poised in mid air. God smiles "A mirror will surrfice.

"That last paragraph is what gets to me every time cause I know how it feels to hear those first words that you thought would never come and see those steps taken not so perfectly. It's the little things we take for granted THAT is until you don't have them.

To everyone who is praying for my child it means the world to me and I am grateful for each and everyone. For where two or more ask God for help he will answer and I truly believe my child will be healed.


Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Just a glimpse of Gregory Family

Here are a few pictures of my beautiful ( if I say so myself ) family. AliPaige got a little cold so we let her wear jacket for the last few. I will post more pictures when I get them. I am sooooo excited.

It's Tuesday ??? RIGHT

Well today feels like a Monday when I use to work. I had to get up extra early and get all three kids ready and drop one off at school and another with a friend and another at Pre-k. Then off to the dentist I go. I came upon a wreck that had just happened and only one cop car was there. As I began to look I noticed the mangled car in the trees with only 3 or 4 people looking on. As bad as the car looked I thought maybe the only lady standing there was the driver and she was just looking on at the damage done. Then as I approach Northport I began to see fire chiefs and rescue vehicles coming but only one ambulance. So I just thought that maybe it was not as bad as I had originally thought. But I was terribly mistaken. On my way home from the dentist I saw the car on a wrecker and realized that only by the grace of God could someone possibly make it out. The car was a red Camaro (convertible) and it was flattened. Right at that moment I knew that whom ever it was was no longer with us. I received a call not even a minute later from my mother telling me that it was Dr. Shelia Nichols from Reform. I didn't personally know her but I had alot of friends who did and they all only had good words to say of her and that she was a Godly woman. SO I ask for you to pray for this lady's family as they try to cope with this tragedy.
After I returned to Gordo I picked up AliPaige and went to my dear friend Angela's and had a great day just spending time with her and the kido's. Then back to the normal life for me. Josh is off to work and I just fed the kids and they are running around getting their energy out before night time. I hope tonight we can all sleep a little better than last night. I tackled all three in the bed with me and AliPaige likes to sleep sideways and so does Ace, Preston Kicks terribly and snores so it was a pretty restless night.
We did however find out that Preston will be one the same baseball team with his buddies Jack, Sawyer, And McKenzie. So that will be enjoyable for him and me so I will have someone to talk to during the games.

Monday, February 23, 2009

Well it's another Monday

Today I went off to the Neurologist and hopefully with a few adjustments to my medication and hopefully my headaches will lighten up. They aren't as often but much more intense and last way longer and are harder to get rid of. But anyway after that we went off to get Preston from school and then to ball practice. I am now just WAITING and waiting and waiting to find out who's team Preston will be on.
Also last night Ace had a rough night with his little legs bothering him. As most of you know for the past three months Ace has been having TERRIBLE pains in his legs that require massaging, stretching, Tylenol, Motrin and Lortab yes I said Lortab. NO I don't like to medicate my child by no means but when your child is screaming in agony and there is nothing else you can do you have no other choice. We have been trying different things in physical therapy and also got new inserts for his shoes, been to a pediatric orthopedist and nothing. I just had to stop in the middle of this to go stretch him cause he freaked out and his foot was locked up and his heal cord was stiff. He was screaming and still not to happy. But I will go to the ends of the earth for him. So please keep him in your prayers.
I hope everyone has a great day tomorrow.


Saturday, February 21, 2009

Bare with me. It's my first time:)

Okay so I have decided to try out this blogging thing. I have several friends who do this and I think it would be a great way to keep up with all the craziness in my life. As most of you know I have 3 beautiful kids if I say so myself. And to day I decided on a whim to have a few pictures made. I have two great photographers in my circle of friends and I decided to use Miss Joy because as most of you know my dear friend BrandyKeating is expecting a sweet baby Girl in just a few short weeks from now and I know she must have a billion things going on. I can't wait to get our pictures back but it was quite windy and cold. And if you haven't heard this week hasn't been that great for us. Monday-AliPaige and Preston go to dentist first thing in the morning get home and turn right around to go to the spinecare center and pediatrician to find out Ace has PNEUMONIA. Get home eat supper and Ace get into the Valentine candy (no big deal right) well It was the krispy kind of chocolate but it was mispackaged and they had the peanut butter filled one in the box. SOOOO after the epipen huge dose of benadryl , a 911 call and an ambulance drive to DCH he is ok. Tuesday- MIGRAINE CITY- go get a shot at Medcenter North- SLEEP all day, Wednesday- MIGRAINE City once again so off to med center north for another shot and they send me to dch for a cat scan and they give me ANOTHER shot but this time it was moraphine, phenergran and toradol. So I was feeling quite good for a little bit then I just slept all day thursday. Friday- I get to go to the dentist and it was actually a nice outing with no kids. Then today we had pictures made and I am trying this out. I hope this is a good way to keep intouch with everybody and meet new friends.