Tuesday, January 12, 2010

My Friend Pick Me Up

These are words I hear on at least a weekly basis, and usually a few times a week, from Avery. This is not something new, he has said it for a couple of years. He has showered and dressed, even ironed his clothes. He has packed suitcases, put on his shoes and waited. But no one has ever come to pick him up, even to just visit him. Let me just say that as his mom this is a knife to my heart.

So yesterday when he told me that Boomer was going to pick him up today I just said ok, great. He had youth group tonight and when he got home from school again he said, Boomer pick me up. So I again told him ok. And if he wasn't here when it was time to leave I would take him. Tonight the most amazing thing happened. We'd sent Avery into change his jeans and then I heard him on the phone. About that time the dogs started barking and I walked outside almost too excited to believe someone had come to pick Avery up!

It was Boomer, he came to take Avery to youth group. I don't know who was more excited, Avery or me. Avery got home from youth and asked me to write Boomer a thank you note for picking him up. How sweet is that? How do I thank the young man who came and did the one thing my child has waited years for?

For other kids it's no big deal. They make friends they go places with them. For my son, he has people he knows and people who care about him. But I have dreamed about the day someone would come and take him somewhere and be his friend. And today I have the hope that it will happen one day. Because Boomer came and picked him up for youth group.

Sunday, January 3, 2010

It's Back to School Time

For my boys. Zachery goes back tomorrow and Avery on Tuesday. I have read from my facebook friends that some are excited and some are sad. I am not sure what I am, except relieved. We made it through a holiday season and it was nice and no one died.

I am excited about this new year. I am excited about taking charge of our money and living on a budget. I'm excited about saving money and adding an upstairs to our house. I am excited about all the things that are going to happen this year. All the fun we will have and all the memories we will make.

I am thrilled to be a wife and a mother and all the ways I will get to show my boys how much I love them. It feels like our life has been on hold for the past two years but now we get to move on again. Can you tell I am excited about this new year! lol

So yes I am looking forward to the boys going back to school. I can't wait to see how excited Zachery is to go to school tomorrow. And how thrilled he is when he sees me waiting for him after school. It will be nice to have a few hours alone with Avery tomorrow. I love that Avery loves school and I know he is excited to go back Tuesday. I can't wait to see what he's going to learn this year.

We are clearing out an area around a very old oak tree. We are going to put a swing for the boys in it when we are finished. So we spent the weekend clearing trees. I get to drive the tractor. And wow is it fun. lol I'm pretty good at and and pretty good at using the bucket. I drive up to a tree and lower the bucket and Mike wraps a chain around a tree then I use the bucket to pull the tree out. The big ones Mike has to cut down with a chainsaw. But then I get to drive the parts to the burn pile and unload them with the bucket. So that is what we will be doing these first few weeks of the new year. When it's not too freaking cold to work outside! lol