Thursday, December 10, 2009

Surrounded

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This week, the temperatures have hovered around 10. At one point is was 8. EIGHT degrees. As my friend Becky posted on Facebook, "8 is not a temperature. It is an age. It is the number of cookies I might eat at one time. It is not supposed to be EIGHT in Oregon." It being cold, very cold, our activities have been a bit more limited than I would like.

Yesterday, the woman who runs Rideable called and confirmed my fears that all classes had been cancelled for the week. But then she said, "but if you want to, bring the kids anyway." She went on to say that she knew Emma really misses the animals when we can't go out there, and that George would have fun just running around in the pasture and stomping all the ice-covered puddles in the paddock. She knows my kids, and loves them, loves seeing them enjoy the farm. There was no therapy, no purpose to the visit, other than a chance to be there.

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Our family has come into contact with so many great people and organizations over the last couple of years. I know a lot of people struggle in their journey with Autism and other special needs. Perhaps we've been lucky, or perhaps this town is filled with an unusual number of exceptional teachers, therapists, parents, and friends. Whatever it is, I'm so glad to be surrounded by their knowledge and support, and I hope I'm able to provide the same when needed. Happy Love Thursday.

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11 comments:

Beth said...

The picture you have on the side bar, of Emma with George and Jason in the back, is so very sweet.

We are cold here too. But not that cold! I agree with your friend. Eight is the number of cookies I'm about to sit down and eat!

pixiemama said...

8? In Oregon? I'm sobbing. I thought I was going to have a bonfire of hats, gloves, scarves and smart wool socks before we move.

Kim said...

Brrrr! and I thought hovering around freezing with lots of WIND was terrible! (though, I'm from MN and 8 is a nice number in Jan! I'm just a wuss now that I've been out of MN for 8.5 years!)

Great pics! It's wonderful when people extend themselves to your children even when they don't have to.

Tanya @ TeenAutism said...

Yeah, this cold is unreal. Pixie, it's not normally like this!

prashant said...

We are cold here too. But not that cold!

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