Saturday, June 25, 2011
Thursday, June 23, 2011
Recker loves, loves, loves the pool, well actually he just loves water. You may be wondering why he is nakey .... well here at the Williams home we run nakey.... just kidding...on the one day we take him in the pool without his swim diaper on he decides he wanted to go doo doo. So I hurried and took off his swimsuit, got a diaper but in the meantime this is the picture I got. Don't judge.... ha ha
Take a look at his toes, they always slip away in these flip flops, I love the baby Havaianas so cute.
Sunday, June 19, 2011
This post is dedicated to my incredible husband Eric, it's Father's Day today and as I write this I'm thinking of him. I don't have a father to celebrate with, neither does Eric, so we will celebrate with our children.
Eric learned how to be a dad from his own father who was so special to us. Ray passed away a few years ago, and I'm telling you from the bottom of my heart I loved him so much... he truly was the only dad I knew. I felt so blessed when Eric and I started dating to have Ray and Viola in my life, they were true examples of unconditional love, not only for one another but for everyone they came in contact with--I love you both and miss you everyday--If there was one woman I would like to pattern my life after it would be Eric's mother-she showed me how a mother loves her children, and she showed me love every time I was around her. I heard a song the other day, it said something about if going to heaven were easy he would pack up his kids and go visit, I have to agree with that, the 1st people I want to see is Ray and Viola Williams. With parents like Eric had it's no wonder he turned out to be such an amazing husband and father to our children.
Have you ever felt a little proud of a decision you have made? One of the best decisions of my life was marrying Eric, he has blessed our family. My girls adore him, we also get a good laugh at his expense (sorry Eric but you make it so easy sometimes) Blake has grown to respect and admire his dad, not one week has gone by since Blake has been gone that Eric has not written him. Personally, Eric has supported me and loved me unconditionally through my cancer treatments, showing our children how to take care of his wife during such a crisis. Thank you Eric, you have helped to change my life for the better, together we have raised 4 wonderful children and I could not have survived without you. I am blessed to call you the father of our children. Happy Father's Day !!
Today, we had "man food" for dinner--steak, potatoes, asparagus and rolls- and Eric got his 1st pair of TOMS.
Wednesday, June 15, 2011
|Needle for accessing my PORT|
Yesterday as I walked into the Mayo Hospital, I felt calm and at peace, until ........ I stepped off the elevator onto the floor, the floor where it all goes down, you know what floor I mean? The chemo floor, it reeked of chemo smell and made me sick to my stomach, as I waited outside the door for my beeper to go off I was pacing and remembering and wishing Tamy was there to help me "get over" this panic attack I was having. I mean seriously? it's been over a year now since I've been done with chemo yet every time I get there I am sick. When I walked into the room my eyes immediately went to a young girl who was having her chemo treatments, she could not of been more than 16-17 years old, my heart started to race as I sat across from her and watched her being injected with that RED dragon. The nurse took my vitals and said I needed to calm down, I thought to myself "I wish I could, I really wish I knew a way to do that" She accessed my port took my blood and I was outta there. When I got to my car I had to take a deep breath and remember where I've been, how far I have come and where I am going--
Monday, June 13, 2011
It's fun to see people at work that I have not seen for a long time, some will look at me and say "Oh did you cut your hair?" I just smile and say "why yes, yes I did" I am only working 4 hour shifts a couple days a week, but I am thankful to be back to work and challenge my brain a little. I feel like my life is finally getting back to a "Normal" I can live with.
Friday, June 10, 2011
|Blake with Columbus|
|Blake's on TEAM MOM YA|
|Blake and a Cannon|
|Blake with the other missionaries and the MANGOS|
Wednesday, June 8, 2011
to be accepted to an Ivy League
College, wow and he's only 18 months
old--I told you he was smart,
fun and happy---- Ok to be honest
he was accepted to the Yale Autism child
study center. Kayla had a 2 hour interview over the
phone with them last week about them wanting to do
a research study on Recker. We have been praying
for our little Recker,and even fasted for him Sunday.
They will do an intense 2 day study, and will write
up an average 50 page reccomendation and review for
them. It will include what we should do, intervention
and therapy wise, for him for the next couple years.
Then between the ages of 3-4 we come back and do it
again, then again from the ages of 8-9. It is so hard
for a lot of peopleto get into this program/study and
usually have to pay close to $5000 because insurances
wont cover it. BUT because Recker is so young and we
caught it so early, we will actually be compensated
from YALE (not $5000, not even close...but its better
than having to PAY THEM) each time we go. Anyways we will
be going July......YES I said "WE" I get to go too,
I'm so excited that they are including me and since I
fly for free it helps out.I took all this information
off of Kayla's blog-
range of services for children with pervasive developmental disorders. This clinic
builds on a long tradition of research and service at Yale for children and adolescents
with autism and related disorders and their families. Comprehensive evaluations
are provided by a multidisciplinary team of highly experienced clinicians. These
evaluations take place at the Child Study Center over a two-day period, and focus
on issues of diagnosis and educational programming/intervention. Each evaluation
has three components: psychological testing, speech-language testing, and a psychiatric assessment. The assessment team works together to provide a report which is typically
provided ten to twelve weeks after the assessment. A significant portion of the report is
devoted to recommendations for intervention and educational planning. Depending
on the needs in a specific case, referrals to other professionals, e.g., pediatric neurologists
or geneticists, can be provided."
|GO BULLDOGS !!!!|
with developmental disorders such as Autism and Asperger
syndrome, the Yale Child Study Center is one of the foremost
research centers for autism spectrum disorders
in the world. Several of our active protocols involve an
assessment of your child's cognitive functioning and social
communication characteristics. The assessment, an oral
feedback, and written report are provided to research
participants. The assessment is tailored to the research protocol
but may be able to start you on
your way while you still pursue a more tailored evaluation for
your child through clinic."