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Monday, May 23, 2011

When Family Comes......

.......life is busy and fun.

Sean and Scott's parents and sister came to visit this weekend.  It would have been nice to take them around town, but what is a long weekend without rain.

I did manage to get a couple of plants in the ground and some grass seed and dirt on the lawn so the rain is a good thing for a person who can never remember to water her plants.  That would be me.

Tonight was a big family dinner out.  My parents came also.  Good times.

Now it's back to work and school.....


Friday, May 20, 2011

Word......le


Wordle: Family

So I am playing around with Wordle (.net, if you want to take a look).  It's a fun site to create things with words and give them some kind of artistic value.  I was first introduced to this site through a project that Jared did for Mother's Day in grade 4.  I finally took the time to play around with it this morning.  Yes, two years later.  I've been busy.  Sean says it's really Mormon-y, but I like it just the same.  Now my question is.......how do I take this and get it put on a big piece of stretched canvas in the background color I like?

Sunday, May 8, 2011

Mother's Day

I am happy to celebrate Mother's Day on any other day than the assigned day.  Valentines too.  It seems, however that I am the ONLY one on the planet that feels this way and so I am resigned, for the sake of my children and my own mother, to "suck it up" and celebrate Mother's Day.

It's always worth the payoff.

This is from Jared.  He gave it to me after church today.  A few days ago he asked for a duo tang and some paper and I didn't think about it again.

Until today.  
This is what he wrote:

How I love my moTHer
By: Jared 
Mom, I love you for all the things you do, I love it how you make dinner and how you fold the clothes but most importantly I love you because your my mother.  We spend time together to talk about me or to talk about my autism.  I feel love around even when dad is there. 
You care for me and my brothers.  You always know what's right and thats something I like.
I love you with all my heart and I know you love me too.  I hope that even though your upset when me or the brothers do something wrong, you'll still love us.

the END

When Jared was diagnosed and I was in a state of fear and sadness and all that goes with officially knowing that your baby has a life long challenge with no fix and only hard lessons and training needed to co-exist with the "normal folk", I wondered if he would ever know how to express his love.  I wondered if his expressions up to that time were "learned behaviors" or if true emotion was behind it.

Today I received my answer.  Mother's Day or not, I can't find an eloquent enough way to share how it makes me feel.