Monday, September 22, 2008

My cup overfloweth!

Saturday was a busy, busy day. Petek's had their 9th Annual fund raiser/brat fry for Special Olympics. I sold raffles all day. I had the opportunity to talk to a lot of people. A lot of people so grateful for what Petek's was doing. I got to talk to the Dad of one particular athlete that was proudly displaying the metals that he had won in track. This Dad made me cry! I know, not that it takes alot! But this Dad, was so grateful that this brat fry happened year after year. This Dad was amazed that year after year, we kept giving and trying to make it bigger and better. This Dad was at this benefit, spending his money, helping us raise money to give back to those that help him in so many ways. I am choked up just thinking about it! To be able to talk about this event and include myself by saying "we" is an honor and a privilege! I am proud to be able to count myself among the volunteers. I am proud to be able to say that I played a small part in the success of the brat fry. The generosity of the community that came and bought burgers, or beer, or raffle tickets, or donated items before the event makes me proud that I live in this community. That I am able to call all the people involved with this event my friends - Priceless!

Sunday, our church kicked off it's 100th birthday celebration. The Men of Harmony performed during the service and it was an uplifting experience! My heart was filled with the love of God and I was truly inspired!

I have been feeling really low lately. Feeling kind of sorry for myself, I guess. I've been missing my parents, missing Jeff's mom, and really feeling bad that Alyssa never got to meet her Grandparents. My own self pity on top of the stress that goes along with having Jeff for a husband and Alyssa for a daughter, well lets just say my cup was pretty empty.

Even though my weekend was a busy one, it was so rewarding! The feeling you get when you give to others is so incredibly awesome! My cup has definitely been refilled!

Dice starts tonight! Yeah! This is my bi-weekly girls night out! I can't wait!

Oh and even though I thought I knew who my San Diego reader was, I had it confirmed. Hi Jeanie!!!

Let's see, what else? Oh, you probably want to hear about Alyssa, considering this blog is supposed to be about raising a child with RAD. Well, if I tell you that I have nothing significant to report, will you all understand the success of just having a normal weekend? Even with all of our commitments, Alyssa was responsible, respectful, and fun to be with! I was so proud of her in church yesterday when she volunteered to help a girl in a wheelchair! Alyssa's response to me? Well geeze Mom, I just helped her with the elevator, what's the big deal? The big deal is, to you, she is just another kid! Alyssa didn't get it! But I'm sure you guys do. My little Radish is healing. I really wish that every single one of you gets the opportunity to see how that feels!

Oh, and one more thing...My Packers lost! I am sooooooooooo sad!


Unspeakable Joy said...

the rare and coveted normal weekend???? lucky dog! :)

Sugar-n-Spice said...

oh, i'm so ready to see and understand more! it drives me insane to feel so uneducated about RAD and how to handle it. christine had a similar post a few days ago about seeing her RADlings begin to process things differently. i still can't imagine such success, really. hope for it, but can't fathom what life could be like. i will definitely see if i can get my hands on the book you suggested. i appreciate all the advice i can get! and it is VERY encouraging to see/hear other moms of RADlings....especially those who are beginning to see healing and change. i feel like i've wasted a lot of valuable time because i just didn't have an understanding of RAD or what to do about it. trying to fix that, now!!!! thanks for visiting me! and thanks for being so transparent here.