Friday, August 27, 2010

PINK SATURDAYS and SPIRITUAL SUNDAY "A SPECIAL CHILD" DEDICATED TO ALL MOTHERS OF SPECIAL NEEDS CHILDREN to INSPIRE ANOTHER MIRACLE MAKEOVER http://luluslovlies.blogspot.com/

SHARING SOME PINK in a WIRE TEACUP ARRANGEMENT, ALL OTHER PINKS ARE FROM THE HEART. THIS IS A SHARED STORY OF A PURPOSE FILLED LIFE FULL of  PINK LOVE and HAPPINESS

GRANDMA ALWAYS SAID "A SMILE IS A FROWN TURNED UPSIDE DOWN"  I"M SMILING 'CAUSE I HAVE A PUPPY. ALL THE PHOTOS ARE ABOUT ME THIS WEEKEND EVEN THOUGH WE HAVE MANY  PHOTOS WITH MY BROTHERS and SISTER, WE HOPE MY STORY WILL HELP WITH ANOTHER "MIRACLE MAKEOVER" LIKE COLETTE'S and SOMEONE ELSE WILL HAVE SOME HAPPINESS TOO!


"MY SURGERY" THEY TRIED IT DIDN"T WORK, WELL IT DID FOR A FEW MORE YEARS, I GOT MY WHEEL CHAIR WHEN I WAS 9 YEARS OLD, WHY? BECAUSE I FELL DOWN TOO MUCH and SPENT TOO MUCH TIME GETTING MY HEAD STITCHED UP and then I FELL AND BROKE MY TOOTH so THAT WAS THE END OF MY WALKING CAREER

I WAS A CUB SCOUT, MY DAD USED TO CARRY ME ON HIS SHOULDERS! I WAS 13 YEARS OLD WHEN MY DAD WENT TO HEAVEN, MY MOM THINKS HE IS IN HER HEART! I KNOW HE IS IN HEAVEN, I KNOW I WILL SEE HIM ONE DAY AS MOM SAYS ALL SPECIAL PEOPLE GO TO HEAVEN and I"M "SPECIAL"

I LOVE TO FISH, I CAUGHT MANY!  DAD ALWAYS TOOK ME!  ONCE WE WENT TO THE PARK TO FISH WHEN I WAS IN MY NEW WHEEL CHAIR and I WAS SO EXCITED WHEN I CAUGHT a BIG ONE THAT MY CHAIR and I ROLLED DOWN THE EMBANKMENT.... I WAS FINE and a MESS, MY MOM and DAD DIDN'T THINK IT WAS FUNNY, but I WAS STILL LAUGHING! WE STILL WENT FISHING AGAIN!

I PRESENTED THE CHECK TO JACK BENNY 1971 and I WAS 3 YEARS OLD, I GUESS I WAS KIND OF A MOVIE STAR! MOM and DAD THOUGHT I WAS!

 MOM and DAD WERE PROUD,   I HAD TO WALK A LONG WAY! THIS WAS HELD ON THE 4th of JULY 1971 SPONSORED by THE LONG BEACH FIREFIGHTERS for CHARITY  THEY HAD A GREAT SHOW. HOBO KELLY  and THE FOUR FRESHMAN WERE THERE, I GUESS I WAS A MOVIE STAR AFTER ALL!



I WAS ALWAYS SMILING
WE  WENT CAMPING A LOT 
 ELKS LODGE EASTER EGG HUNT, I WANTED TO FIND ALL THE ORANGE EGGS!.

I WAS POSTER CHILD FOR UNITED CEREBRAL PALSY
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This is dedicated to all Mothers and Grandmothers of  "Special Needs Children"  I am and always will be a Mother of a Special Needs child, he now is an adult and I still have him in my care and will as long as I am able.  I'm also a Grandmother  of a Grandchild with Special  Needs .  I was given this from a newspaper article written by "Erma Bombeck " when I was about 25 years old.  I received this  from another Mother of a Special Needs child  and had no idea of the road ahead of me and that certainly was a good thing.   As it has turned out my son is a  "Gift" and Blessing and provides  purpose to my life.        Most women become Mothers by  accident, some by choice, a few by social 
pressures and a couple by habit, following in the steps of their own 
Mothers. This year nearly 100,000 women will become Mothers of 
"Special Needs" children. Did you ever wonder how Mothers of Special 
Needs children are chosen? Somehow I visualize God hovering over earth 
selecting His instruments for propagation with great care and 
deliberation. As He observes, He instructs His Angels to make notes in a 
giant ledger. Armstrong, Beth, son, Patron Saint Matthew.  Forrest, 
Marjorie, daughter, Patron Saint Cecilia. Rutledge, Carrie, twins, 
Patron...... Give her Gerard. "He's used to profanity." Finally, He passes a 
name to an Angel and smiles, "Give her a" Special Needs" child." The 
Angel is curious, "Why this one, God? She's so happy." "Exactly," smiles 
God. Could I give a"Special Needs" child to a Mother who does not know 
laughter? That would be cruel. "But has she patience?"asks the Angel. I 
don't want her to have too much patience or she will drown in a sea of self 
pity and despair. Once the shock and resentment wears off, she'll handle 
it. "I watched her today. She has that feeling of self and independence that 
is so rare and so necessary in a Mother. You see, the child I'm going to 
give her has his own world. She has to make it live in her world and that's 
not going to be easy." "But, Lord, I don't think she even believes in you." 
God smiles, "No matter, I can fix that. This one is perfect. She has enough 
selfishness." The Angel gasps, "Selfishness? Is that a virtue?" God nods, "If 
she can't separate herself from this child occasionally, she'll never survive. 
Yes, here is a woman whom I will bless with a child that is less than 
perfect. She doesn't realize it yet, but she is to be envied. She will never 
take for granted a "spoken word." She will never consider a "step" 
ordinary. When her child says "Momma" for the first time she will be 
present at a miracle and know it! When she describes a tree or a sunset to 
her blind child, she will see it as few people ever see my creations. I will permit her to see clearly the things I see.... Ignorance, cruelty, prejudice.... 
and allow her to rise above them. She will never be alone. I will be at her 
side every minute of every day of her life because she is doing my work as 
surely as she is here by my side." "And what about her Patron Saint?" asks the Angel, his pen poised in mid-air. God smiles, A mirror will suffice.
MY MOM, MY LIFE, KEEP SMILING, I AM!  I'M 43 YEARS OLD WITH 3 SIBLINGS, I WAS CHILD #2  I HAVE 1 SISTER and 2 BROTHERS.  I THINK MY MOM IS AN ANGEL and SHE THINKS I"M HER PURPOSE? MY LIFE IS GOOD, HELP CHANGE A LIFE , I HAVE MY MOM and SOME HAVE NO ONE! THIS IS OUR STORY  "PLAY IT FORWARD"  PS. RED and WHITE MAKE PINK!!! 
I BELIEVE IN SANTA! DO YOU?
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19 comments:

NanE said...

WOW! What an inspiring and touching story, it brought tears to my eyes! Thank you for sharing and thanks for stopping by my blog, hugs and blessings, Nan

Whidbey Woman said...

Such an inspiring post! I am a Recreational Therapist, and have been a Special Education teacher. God has given me a heart to help those with special needs. They in turn, have blessed me beyond words! So glad you joined us this Spiritual Sunday. Love your music, too. Sending a cyberhug your way :)

Kelee Katillac said...

How beautiful to share this story of one strong family. Supported by god's love and guidance. This is so inspiring and uplifting.

Thank-you for giving from your heart and life.

So happy you are on the Miracle Team! I appreciate you.

love, kelee

Coralie Cederna Johnson said...

Thank you for sharing this beautiful inspirational post. You and your mom are both angels and the story of your growing up is a blessed miracle! And I loved all the photos!
Big Hugs for a truly memorable miracle!
Coralie

Virginia said...

Thank you for sharing this beautiful inspirational post.
Joy & Blessings,
Virginia

cbrodsky said...

Mom- you are an angel on this earth! You are the most selfless beautiful human being I know. If I could just be a little bit of the person you are that would be all I could hope for. Thank you for giving me the best example you could be for me. I could never be the best for Richie if it wern't for you and Bones. Love you! xoxo

Laura's Rose Garden said...

WoW!! This is such an inspirational post. God's blessings come in many ways. You are both soo wonderful!!
Many hugs, Laura

Rebecca said...

Dear Sweet Marylou...

My friend, my friend. How I needed to read your beautiful blog today. God led you to comment on my little post so I would be SURE to come and read yours as well. It's been a busy day and I've been in and out and I'm so very tired. I wasn't even going to comment on any blogs except for those hosting the Miracle Party...but then there you were~sweetly beckoning me to visit you this very day.

I'm so glad I did.

I'm learning more everyday that our great big world is full of more beautiful people than someone like me can ever hope to comprehend. Your gentle spirit and the spirit of your beloved son shine brightly and it IS because of people like you that life for me is worth living at all.

I want you to know that today you blessed me. The journey that both you and your middle child have been on is MORE than inspiring. It helps me see clearly that each of us has a divine purpose, one that is bigger and greater than we can imagine. What I know in my heart to be true is that what the enemy of our lives hopes will defeat us, with God it only makes us stronger. With Him it is possible to experience true peace and joy in life despite our earthly sorrows and physical afflictions...

I so hope one day when I once again return to my homeland (my beautiful Southern Cali) I will be blessed to meet you face to face. What a day that will be... I pray it will happen.

Love to you~

Rebecca

Weird Science Kids said...

Marylou this is such a great blog posting! I love these pics and the story of Big - B! It's very inspirational, the love shines bright with you. You are the best! I mean that!

Kaye Swain - SandwichINK for the Sandwich Generation said...

What an awesome and encouraging post. Thank you for being such an important part of The Miracle Party. Have a blessed week.

Incipient Wings said...

what a beautiful post. Thank you so much for sharing this with us!

Queen of Dreamsz said...

Oh my goodness, Marilou...

We just never know all the details of a person's journey, do we? We enter Blogland never really realizing the depth of the awesome, talented, courageous, empowering, generous and inspiring souls that we will meet and bring into our lives on a regular basis. I'm blessed to have met you and now I get to meet your son.♥

Thanks so much for posting this personal side of your life.

Happy {PiNk} Day,
Stephanie ♥

PS: Come back and see my newest post. I think you commented at last weeks Pink post. I've got a favorite little story....{not mine personally but it touched my heart years ago when I read it.}

Country Wings in Phoenix said...

Good Morning Marilou Sweetie...
Miracle Weekend brought me to Spiritual Sunday and as I sat and read your post this morning the tears have flowed. What a beautiful story of a Mother's love. You write so vividly. I can just see your sweet boy rolling down that embankment in his wheelchair. Laughing the whole way down, as Dad was so panicing following to grab. It was probably one of the happies moments in your sons life.

What love, dedication, courage, and inspiration you have given us all today. We never know what another person might be going through. (Sort of like the man who complained he had no shoes, until he met the man who had no legs.)

My Dear Friend I have so enjoyed my visit here today. I will be back again and again. Thank you for sharing your beautiful boy with me today. I feel honored to have met you both.

I tried to add myself as a follower, but for some reason could not get it to work today. I will try again my next visit. Believe me I will be back.

Please stop by Country Wings In Phoenix, my blog. Guideposts magazine is donating a dollar towards our next miracle makeover for each comment left and I want to make enough for several more makeovers. I know they are out there just waiting to be found.

Country hugs sweet friend, Sherry

Ann said...

Thank you for sharing your sweet Son. We just never know how hard it is for someone to endure what he has had to in his life. His life has been full because of YOU, you have been the light for him and you are indeed a wonderful person. Thank you for the beautiful post.

Ginger~~Enchanting Cottage said...

Thank-you so much for touching my heart with this inspiring story. I do believe you are both blessed to have each other. Our almighty God is so good.
God Bless,
Ginger

Charlotte said...

Thank you for sharing this beautiful story and the wonderful pictures with us.
I absolutely love your header and the general look of your blog.
blessings,
Charlotte

Marydon said...

G'eve Marylou ~ What an awesome share of you & your son ... God gives only to those that can handle His precious special children. How blessed you both are. Your story is heart moving ... TY for sharing this special part of your lives ... may the angels continue to bless you.

TTFN ~ Hugs, Mardyon

A Hopeful Heart said...

What a beautiful and touching story. What a beautiful son. Thank you for sharing.

Blessings,
Patti

Shirl said...

Hello, I'm still making my ps visits. What a fabulous post, great story! Thank you so much for sharing.
Blessings, Shirl
Shirls Rose Cottage