Monday, November 25, 2013


So, it's not May anymore.  How can that be?  I still have so many page kits from our Page a Day in May box set to complete.  Where have I been?  Why has no one heard from me?  Well, here's a recap of my life since February of this year...

Meeting after meeting to discuss Keller's struggle with school
Testing at FSU looking for answers (same day as set up for Feb SISS Event)
Results from FSU - 4 learning disabilities finally diagnosed
Fiona (dog we adopted in Nov for Keller) attacks Siesta, biting her in heart and lung
School refuses to help Keller, so I withdraw him to homeschool
Fiona has to be put down after 8 days of begging for other options
Board of Education requires us to complete full course loads in just 12 weeks
Bury Tracy with my business responsibilities
Study, study, study...and study some more
Pass all but 1 class (A's & B's, too!) and beg for summer school extention on one...get it & pass that one by July
Car wreck
Go back to school for football...but decide to change schools for better coaches
Move out of our home for personal reasons that break our hearts
Have home robbed of all personal items
Move business
Adapt to new school
Keller breaks hand for 3rd time
Stress of football season
Car wreck
Keller turns 18
We change our names
Torn Achilles Tendon

Take all that....mix in 22 traveling events for my work ( made it to all of them but one -- sorry, Mesa)...throw in a couple tantrums ending in "I'm leaving" and "you can't tell me what to do" a whole lot of sleepless nights, and that's what I've been up to. 

Maybe now you see that the Page a Day in May was an idea for just me...something to give me a reason to scrap for a few minutes every day in the midst of chaos.  Sad to say, it didn't happen for me.  Proud of the box kit, though, and all the wonderful feedback from those of you who bought it.  I'm in the midst of mine again, so I will be posting some of the layouts here....soon, very soon.

As for Keller, he asked me to NOT share with everyone what all we have been going thru.  So, I won't go into details...but I felt I had to tell our customers where I had been & what had been affecting our business so profoundly.  I doubt he will read his anyway.  But, I also wanted to publicly say how proud I am of what he has accomplished in the last few months!!  I'm also proud of me.  If you told me in January what I was about to have to do, I'd say no way, ain't happening.  Especially after the previous two years had taken so much out of me.  Let me just say, though, that seeing your kid suffer is far worse than anything I'd been thru before.  I stood with him, when nobody else would.  I fought for him.  I taught him.  I believed in him.  If nothing else, he knows what it means to be loved unconditionally.

We are not at the end of his struggle yet, as we still have graduation to make it to...and big decisions on what life will hold after that....but, we have made it this far...and for that, I am thankful.

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