Friday, July 15, 2011

Another This and That

It has been way too long so I am going to just jump right in.

It looks like blogger is behaving so let's keep our finders crossed.

Last month, Himself and I walked a 5k with friends for The Sharing Network which organizes organ and tissue donations. I have been a registered organ donor since I was in college. We can't take it with us, right?

Within a week or two of the walk, the person who organized our team donated her kidney to a dying stranger so that another stranger would donate one of their kidneys to one of my friend's friends. Got that? If you don't match the person you know, you can donate to someone else and your person will get a kidney from someone else who did the same thing! The person she donated to is healing, no longer dying, and her friend is coming along. Is this beautiful or what?

Got a phone call today from a friend whose son, also on the spectrum, is a friend of Isabella's. For the last two days, since our play date, he has been obsessing over his "best friend ever," Bella, and how he misses her. He wrote her a love letter in chalk on the sidewalk and has been making cards for her. His mom finally had to call so he could talk with her and ask Bells why she didn't sit with him on the school bus with him! Bells told me she hurt his feelings. (In her defense, she is one of the first kids picked up and he is one of the last.) Both of them were able to express themselves so well! Two children who started out non-verbal! Hopefully, this will be worked out but I am impressed at how far they have both come this past year.

Speaking of Bells, I went with her and The Girl to a neurology appointment the school wanted her to have. Along with the autism diagnosis, she is now officially diagnosed with ADHD. Duh. We could have told you that two or three years ago. Bother her parents and her uncle have the condition. Shiney things are very distracting...

Heat. We are experiencing heat in the great Atlantic northeast - as is much of the country. We do not like heat (yes, that is a royal "we") We don't dig it, enjoy it, tolerate it well or long for it in the cold of winter. Himself dreams of retiring to Florida - ha! See ya.

I don't remember whether or not I mentioned that The Boy passed his exam and is now a certified personal trainer. He is so much happier doing this than working in a liquor store moving boxes of product around all day. We are so proud of him.

Well, that's all I've got in me for now. There's so much more but it has been a long, long day. Blessings to all, g


  1. Gail it is good to see your post. Welcome back. :)

    That is wonderful news concerning the kidney donors and their success.

    I am glad to hear that Bella is doing well, and that is great news concerning the Boy.

    I love summer and the heat doesn't bother me as I can always escape to the good old A/C if I feel the need.

    Hope to find you well. Things have settled down on my end, and I am enjoying a breather. Mom is doing okay at the moment, and Hope is doing very well, and is up to 7 lbs now. :) My other son and daughter in-law is due to have her baby boy on Aug. 10th. This will be their first and they are both very excited, and I am very excited also.
    Well I didn't mean to write a blog here. Ha! I may do a post some time this weekend. Have a great night and weekend, Gail
    xoxo Dianne :)

  2. Just stopping by to let you know I was thinking of you. Take care and have a Blessed week Gail.
    Hugs, Dianne :)

  3. Dear Gail,

    It's Kerrie here...

    Firstly, let me say THANK YOU for all the times you stop by and leave me such sweet words and support.

    I wanted to let you know that I have a brand new blogger website.

    You can find me here;

    You’ll notice that I've managed to transfer all my blog posts over, along with almost all the comments,yay!

    I would love for you to join me there!

    Gail, your friendship means the world to me – I just wanted to tell you that. And I want to say sorry too, for replying to your sweet messages.

    I’ve been travelling along a bit of a rough road of late, it’s complicated, even for me to understand. But thinking of those few 'very special friends’ [that's you!} makes my life a lot easier.

    THANK YOU for staying by my side and running the long distance race with me. You are appreciated.

    Mega Hugs. GOD BLESS! Bye for now, Kerrie