Saturday, November 22, 2008

Brotherly Love

Yesterday at school Luke had an all school BBQ where families could come and have lunch with their children (now, we all know that BBQ is cafeteria lingo for "mystery meat"...but nonetheless we went!). I knew Luke was excited to have us come join him for lunch so I popped Reid in his stroller and headed over. Just as we entered the campus Luke's class was heading over to the lunch line....when Luke saw us he came bounding over shouting along the way, "Mom, I just wrote about Reid in my journal and read it in front of the class!" and then proceeded to give his best little buddy a hug. It was fun to be there with the other families and to hear Luke's conversations with his friends which were riddled with spontaneous giggles. He loves school! After lunch and before heading out to play what is now his new favorite sport, "handball", he gave his brother another hug and a kiss. He loves being big brother, most specifically to Reid!


My brother is very cute and funny. He sometimes scratches me. He has this disability called Down syndrome. Down syndrome means it takes him longer to learn stuff, but I still love him. Do you have a brother?

Monday, November 10, 2008

Lost My Groove

I haven't posted lately...I lost my groove I think. Actually, I guess I got the wind knocked out of me so to speak when I learned that Reid's little friend Zoey is now battling leukemia and then learning that our littlest buddy will have his second heart surgery December 2nd. I have gone into numb mode I suppose, which has been taking turns with task mode...trying to check off my list all that needs to be done before going into the hospital.

But, this post is an attempt for me to pull out of it... to take life by the lapel as the quote below suggest though really I feel like life needs to take me by the lapel right now... but I'm working on getting my groove back.

Life loves to be taken by the lapel and told: "I am with you kid. Let's go." ~Maya Angelou