Thursday, March 20, 2008

Thoughts and Thank Yous

Miss Lorraine of PieCake Primitives tagged me for a six-word memoir this week, and it was one I had to think about!

Here's mine:

~Life's Unexpected Challenges Bring Unexpected Gifts~

Both of my boys have Autism and are on the higher end of the Autism spectrum.

I don't believe I've written about this since I started blogging last April...... April being Autism Awareness Month, (and yes, I'm VERY aware of autism, Lol!), and April is also my one year blogaversary, I'll have to have some sort of give away, Hmmmmmmm?

Anyway, back to the tag.... My six-word meme describes our family. What some may label as "challenges", (and on those "not- so- great- days", I describe them as "frustrations"!), these are really gifts that are unique to my boys.
And, as an added bonus, life in our home is never boring! Case and younger son was playing around with my camera (without my knowledge) and when I downloaded my photos, I found his decorated toe....Really glad that was the only body part I found!
(enlarge to see the smiley face!)

Here are the instructions for the Memoir:
Post six words that sum up your life.
Ernest Hemingway was bet $10.00 that he couldn't sum up his life in six words. He won that bet when he wrote, "For sale, baby shoes, never worn."

The Rules:

1. Write your own six word memoir
2. Post it on your blog and include a visual illustration if you’d like
3. Link to the person that tagged you in your post and to this original post if possible, so we can track it as it travels across the blogosphere
4. Tag five more blogs with links
5. Remember to leave a comment on the tagged blogs with an invitation to play!

If these ladies would like to play, I'm tagging:

Lana~~Honeysuckle Lane's Simple Joys~

Patty~Tails from the Dogpatch

Cookie~ Curds-and-Whey

Doreen~Vermont Harvest Primitives

Tink~ The Blackberry Briar


And I'd like to thank Cookie and Nina Mason for giving me the "You Make My Day" Award. Cookie~Curds and Whey is a sweetheart and has a fun blog. Nina~Nina Mason Dolls is a new blogging friend and makes gorgeous dolls. Thank you both, what an honor!

I will pass it along next week during our Spring Break!! And speaking of Spring....
Happy Spring!


Doreen said...

Good morning Suzanne. Thank you so much for tagging me on sounds like fun. I will have to give it a bit of thought.

I loved your memoir regarding your challenges and gifts...that is SO very true and bless you for being able to see that..not everyone can.

Love the photo of the smiley face too..I think that is just toooo cute.

Blessings to you.

Cookie said...

How precious is this!!
Thanks for the tag, sweets.
I adore this story - what a treat to find on your memory card lol. Oh and btw, congrats on ONE year in bloggyland.
You are a blessing to my heart Suzanne!!
I'll work on this 6 word memoir this weekend as well.


Donna said...

How cute is that to find such an adorable picture on your camera! Enjoyed reading your post today.

Lana said...

Hmmm ~ now I am going to have to actually THINK! lol!

Tell B-- that he has a cute toe!

Happy Spring to you and yours!

Ruth Welter said...

Hi Suzanne, I enjoyed reading your post and learning a tick bit more about your life outside of what I know about it, which is your beautiful art.

Nice toe by the way!! : ) Hope you all have a great Easter at your house. All the best.

Miss.Maddie's said...

Happy Spring to you Suzanne.
Special parents are chosen for special children.With the right support and love your sons will grow to be fine adults.I can already see that one of them could be a comedian or perhaps a film maker. It takes a steady hand a wonderful imagination to dress up one's toe for a photo shoot!
Have a lovely Easter too.
xo Susan

Maria said...

Hi Suzanne,
I finally got the chance to see what everybody's been up to this week. All I have to say is kudos to you !!! Love the toe! I don't have it anywhere near as bad as you do, my son is on the lower end. But at 3 yrs. old, Yikes! is all I have to say. But enough of that. I've been busy this week, After Easter please stop by I'll have updated with nice Easter stuff, Hopefully. Happy Easter and Welcome Spring!!

Heather said...

Thank you for your visit! Your art is just beautiful-- I've really started getting into American folk art myself, it has such heart! Beautiful paintings!~

CARole said...

HI Suzanne! It's me, Carole. Just wanted to stop by and tell you that I got a chuckle out of the photo your son took of his "smiley toe", but when you mentioned that you were happy that that's all you found on that camera, I had to laugh out loud!

PAT said...

Suzanne, I love your meme and that photo is absolutely priceless!

Happy Easter!

Lorraine said...

Great meme, Suzanne!! And, just LOVE the toe pic:o)!! LOL
Thanks so much for playing along!!

ShabbyInTheCity said...

Catching up around here...that toe is too cute!