Tuesday, March 7, 2017

So many blessings...

Do you ever feel so abundantly blessed that you wonder if you might explode?

I've never been one where things come easily. I've had to fight for everything I have. From getting pregnant, to my home, to life in general. I'm not bitter or anything, it's just my obstacle, my trial I guess.

I guess that's what makes me so apprehensive when good things happen. I am refinancing my house to a lower interest rate. It's been so ridiculously easy, that I'm just waiting on the "but" to hit. I'm thanking God all the way, knowing it is His will, and His plan for me.

I was able to take my niece, who is 22, to Disney on Ice not long ago. Ok, so that's kind of small-but it's something she's wanted to do since she was a toddler, and I was finally able to give that to her.

We love concerts, and try to go once a year. Last year, we couldn't even go to the local county fair because I was out so much money on legal fees thanks to a very not nice person. Now that all of that is settled, I am blessed with the extra to take my niece to not only a concert in May, but also take her, my son, his step mom, and his (half) little sister to one of the last showings of the circus in May.

the good just keeps pouring in. I have wanted a service dog for B for years, but the organizations all say the family needs to fundraise a portion of the expense to the tune of 14K. I'm sorry, but there is no way I can do that. So my hopes were shattered....until my brother's wife told me her uncle breeds labradoodles. GASP! Say what?! Ok, I've done YEARS of research, and I understand there's a huge difference in dogs, and their personalities and ability to learn and train. I get it. I don't need lectures on it-even though I know there are going to be a lot of well meaning people who want to give loads of unsolicited advice. Please save it for someone who hasn't spend the better part of 7 years researching and wanting this for her child. After having a child with autism and ADHD, and my educational background, if I'm qualified to apply ABA to a human, I can do it for a dog. If I can train my dogs to sit, stay, down, come, give hugs, give kisses, dance and look pretty, freeze, put em up (like he's arrested), among other things I'm pretty confident in my ability to teach a labradoodle to stay, and assist Mr. B with his needs. Especially if I enlist the help of a quality trainer near by. That's a heck of a lot cheaper than 14K!

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