Showing posts from March, 2014

Change AGAIN!

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This summer our life changed again. Our son has had ADHD his whole life and has been in therapy and received treatment for it for about six years. Two years ago, we had him tested again because his therapist said she thought there might be something more going on.
Two years and many tests later, we found out she was right. Now as I see the hints of this new diagnosis all around, I wonder why it took so long to figure it out.
Part of it was that the person who tested him at first got him at a very low time in his life and she saw that instead of truly seeing him. When she came back to us with her results and said he didn’t even have ADHD, we were shocked. It didn’t make any sense. His teachers had pointed out his problems with concentration, control, and so on since kindergarten. It seemed impossible that everyone who had ever been around him for long was wrong.
We had to get a second opinion. Our son’s current doctor told us never to listen to someone who …

Test Time

It’s just a simple little test. That’s what they all say, right?
This one could help save you and you don't have to give blood for it. Answer some questions about weight, age, family history and some other risk factors. Risk factors for what? Diabetes.
According to the American Diabetes Association, the number of Americans with diagnosed diabetes is projected to increase 165%, from 11 million in 2000 to 29 million in 2050. According to the Centers for Disease Control, one in 10 U.S. adults has the disease now but that could grow to 1 in 3 in the next 40 years. The disease also presents serious threats to health, including increased risk of heart attack, kidney failure, blindness and many other complications.

With so many Americans overweight and obese, the number of people with Type II Diabetes keeps growing.
Tuesday, March 25, you can find out if you might be one of them one day and at the same time, $5 will go to the American Diabetes Association when you do.
It is all for Diabe…

Reverse Lent

There’s a new way to do Lent, not give something up but add something new. I heard about it from Karen Ehman of Proverbs 31 ministries.
I had decided this year to add a new morning and evening prayer for the 40 days of Lent and then I heard of Karen Ehman’s idea of Reverse Lent.
Ehman suggests doing one of five things:
1.Writing a note each day to tell someone thank you or share a memory.
2.Call someone each day to tell him or her you’re glad he or she is in your life.
3.Do something to lighten someone else’s load. Help a family member, friend or coworker by doing a chore that is usually theirs.
4.Help a stranger.
5.Serve someone who usually serves you, like the postman, a teacher or pastor.
I think it’s a great idea! Everyone is talking about what they’re giving up and I absolutely love this idea of adding something to recognize and help others.

And it’s not too late to give it a try! God Bless.

Everybody Needs an Atta Boy

Yesterday, I started calling businesses in the area asking for donations. This month is American Red Cross month and next month is Volunteer Appreciation month. So, since I have been helping the Red Cross with their volunteers, I offered to get some goodies to give to them next month!

About 96 percent of the services the Red Cross provides are done by volunteers. At our local Red Cross of Northwest Florida which covers four counties, that means just seven people are employed by the Red Cross. Everyone else is a volunteer. That’s awesome!
All those people come together to help others at a moment’s notice in their time of need during a disaster.The mission of the Red Cross is to prevent and alleviate human suffering in the face of emergencies by mobilizing the power of volunteers and the generosity of donors. It completes its mission well with the help of more than 13 million active volunteers.
I want to give a shout out to Olive Garden and Red Lobster who immediately gave me $25 in gift…