Our old CF Commercial that plays on MCTV. Still working on this years.

Tuesday, May 6, 2008

Back to Blogging!

Hi Everyone! Sorry I've been MIA for a while! It's been a busy couple of weeks around here. The hubby & I are in the process of moving our family to another state & we're in the midst of final planning & details. Our house here sold rather quickly so we're living in an apartment for a couple months until the kids are done school. Yup, in an apartment...with three kids... all the Mom's that are grimacing right now - I'm right there with you! =) Truthfully it hasn't been that bad, it's only just starting to wear on me now & there's not too much more time to go. Anyway, I digress... This blog is about Lil Chris & CF! I just didn't want you guys to think I've been ignoring you. =)

Even though I've been busy lately, I've made time every day to sit down & catch up on M's blog posts. I'm so excited she had such a great time at her walk on Sunday & that she was able to surpass her fundraising goal! She worked so hard in the short time she had to find ways to raise money & awareness for CF...I hope she feels a real sense of accomplishment & pride! I sure am proud of her! Our Great Strides walk is this weekend & we're all looking forward to it. My kids can't wait & although the weather looks like it might not be the greatest we'll all still be out there rain or shine! Thank you to the person who donated on our A Cure 4 Lil Chris Great Strides page yesterday. We greatly appreciate your support in the search for a cure for CF! We only have a couple days left before our walk to meet our fundraising goal & your support means a lot!

This blog has become such a great support system for M - helping her in ways that we as her family really cannot. Her experiences as a Mom are so different from ours (me, my sister, my mom etc.) that it's difficult for us to know when good "mom" advice applies. We're all learning about CF along with her & this blog has been a tremendous help to all of us. It's such a blessing to know that M has this support system of other CF Mom's who've been there, done that & enjoyed their children even when times are rough! I am learning from your example CF Mom's so that when my kids are making me crazy I try to be thankful for them instead of exasperated with them. Does it work every time? Welllllll, I try! =) Three of them at once has been challenging! I had it all worked out with just the two girls but my son has pushed me over the edge a little bit in terms of managing them, me, the household, the job & of course the hubby. I'll be letting the job go when we move so I hope to have better reports on my attempts at being thankful even when they're making me nuts. =) Let me preface this next statement by saying I am not normally a country music fan, not that I don't like it it's just not normally my first choice, however my Dad mentioned a song to me the other day that he said makes him think of me & my husband when he hears it. So I looked it up yesterday & of course it made me tear up. It was like my Dad had written that song... he's been telling me those very things since I was a teenager. I don't say it enough but I really appreciate him for being a great Dad & for not wanting me to "miss this". As I listened to the words my mind conjured up images of me as that young girl listening but not really hearing my Dad & then fast forwarded to me saying those same things to my own daughter & wanting so much for her to really hear me. The words of the song are so true. I've always known it, even when Dad would say "slow down D, enjoy this time in your life, enjoy these kids..." but you know how it goes. Life happens & we just blow along with it trying to cover all our bases & not realizing in those moments how quickly the time passes. Anyway, not to get maudlin or anything but the song really struck a cord with me. Here is a link to the song You're Gonna Miss This by Trace Adkins. Thanks for listening to me today & enjoy!


Lil' Chris' Mom said...

Great post! Glad your back=)

Auntie Steph said...

Thanks for sharing the song! It made me stop and think of how not only am I rushing through some days, but I am making my kids rush through the day! When we do need to slow down and enjoy the moment!