Denise-how are you today?..(m)

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Registered: 03-21-2003
Denise-how are you today?..(m)
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Thu, 03-27-2003 - 7:07pm
Please post when you can,we miss you too.


Julie

 

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Registered: 03-26-2003
Fri, 03-28-2003 - 6:49am
We are hanging in there. I am still waiting for the "Joy" that comes with raising a disabled child, the new found understanding and love of life, blah, blah, blah. Heartache seems to be the emotion felt most often not to mention fear of the future. And once again, if someone tells me "its not like she is really disabled, she is not in a wheel chair" you will read about an out of control mother who attacked. I seem to be in a bad mood most days lately, hope it will pass. Julie, you always ask what is for dinner, well I hate to cook and don't have much time, maybe people can post easy, healthy, non time consuming recipies if they have them. Personally, I lately have found the joy of bag cooking. You know the McCormick bags with the seasonings, easy and not bad. Denise
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Registered: 11-22-2000
Fri, 03-28-2003 - 8:46am
People can be so ridiculous, can't they? The whole 'she's not in a wheelchair she's not really disabled' thing is such a load of hooey! This is, I'm sure, the same sector of the population that tells me things like, "If I had a child 'like that' I wouldn't get him a wheelchair, I'd just keep him in my lap and love on him all day!" I'm like yeah, right....I'm sure you would....for about 2 minutes!LOL Even if I had some warped desire to hold a 100-pound 9-year-old in my lap all the livelong day, what are the odds of him *letting* me? And when does he get to have a life? People just totally don't get it.

When I ate meat I loved the bag thing! If I think of anything I'll let you know...I'm not really a recipe person. I usually just throw a bunch of crap into a pan until it looks like dinner.LOL I have a few tricks up my sleeve, though...I'll have to filter them for quick & easy & then I'll let you know.

It really does get harder as they get older, doesn't it? Sorry things have been so rough. I feel your pain, believe me. Keep in touch!

Lauren


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Registered: 03-21-2003
Fri, 03-28-2003 - 6:43pm
Denise,

Sorry to hear that you have been in a bad mood.I know how you feel about having a disabled child.Jon isn't in a wheelchair either,thankgoodness,but people don't think that he has problems because he isn't in a wheelchair.My family says I need to stop telling people what is wrong with Jon.I don't tell everyone what is wrong with him,just people that has to deal with him and I tell my family members and have told a few friends about his problems.I am not ashamed of Jon,so I have no reason not to tell people his problems when they ask.I love Jon more than anything,regardless of his problems.He is still my sweet baby boy,when he wants to be,LOL.Jon is getting better.He has come a long way since he has been born.I am proud of him.Next month we start his hippotherapy.He gets to ride a horse.He loves animals,I just hope he isn't scared of it.I hope the therapy helps him.

I will try to start posting easy recipes if I can find them.I like cooking things in those McCormick bags too.Hope you have a good weekend.((((((((((HUGS)))))))))))))


Julie