Friday, November 26, 2010

Thankful +....

Thankful for....
Imaginations....
Beauty...
Health...
Good Eats...
Artists...
Family...
Friends!...
Aspirations...
Drive...
Thankful for the encouragement to continue to dream & encourage & love. Thankful!

Monday, November 22, 2010

Thankful...

Thankful for the power of persuasion....
Signs are put up all over the house by Emma (age 9) who is arguing for HAM instead of TURKEY this Thanksgiving...
She realizes it was never a question, right? Thankful for the glimmer of hope in a young girls eye! :)

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Moving

Charlotte's body is quiet with her arthritis, medically controlled. All is good for her, so as we are watching her grow up & her abilities lengthen, its easy for us to forget about the arthritis.
Case in point: Ellie's "Great Skate" birthday party. It was my mom, (Marmee) who was watching her whiz around the rink & asked, "That's a girl with arthritis?"
Three years ago we watched her limping & begging to be held, wondering what she would be able to do in the future.
Her joints affected: both knees, an ankle and a wrist. But they are all working in harmony, flexibility & quietly today! (thank you injections, weekly shot of MTX & infliximab Remicade)
We got Charlotte roller blades last year to help with her skiing. Yes skiing! I thought, "no way, it's too cold, I wonder if it will cause her pain, I am sure she won't last a minute up there."
She's the one that will tell you she's happy for the rain at our house because that means its snowing on the mountain!

Arthritis hasn't stopped her and the constant moving is good for her joints. This winter we will get her back into the swimming pool, which is one of her favorites and I do believe the kindest to her body.
Grateful for the moving!