Monday, July 28, 2008

Maw and Paw

The only good thing about Collin getting sick is that it usually brings family into town. My wonderful Dad and step-mom packed up their car and drove all the way from Texas to check on Collin. My Dad called me on Wednesday to let me know that they would be coming. What a wonderful surprise for an awful week!! Collin went through so many horrible things. I will not even go into all of it. It is truly heart breaking to even think of it. He is such a special and strong little boy. OH, I am so lucky!!! It was so wonderful having them here with us this past weekend. The second Collin saw his Paw he had a smile on his face that was constant the entire weekend. He was just the medicine that he needed…. Ok, the medicine and pick me up that I needed as well! Thank you again for coming out here to check on us!! We love y’all so much!!!!


Mandy said...

I am so glad to see he is feeling better and that his smile has returned. What a great family to come and help you in your time of need.

Mandy said...

Hey Julie it's Mandy again. But I am part of an online support group here in UT and we got this forwarded onto us. I don't have your email so I will post it here but I just thought you may want to option of submitting that awesome poem you wrote about Collin. I guess they can't publish everything but it might be worth a shot, and include a picture of that awesome smile as well :)

Here is the info:
Hi everyone

Here's what we're working on right now for the Teaching Special
Spirits project. If you have any stories or ideas you'd like to share,
please email me at

- Sibling Relationships (stories from a siblings POV of what it's like
to have a sibling with special needs)

- Teaching Children in Primary about Kids w/ Special Needs (Sharing
Time ideas, one-on-one activities, etc)

- Scripture Study (Fun or inspirational stories about scripture study
- can be your a funny interpretation or question about a scripture, or
a wonderful insightful moment)

- I Am a Child of God (Stories from parents about the blessings of
raising children with special needs or stories from older kids or
adults w/ special needs about knowing they are children of God.
Uplifting stories, please!)

- Teen Socializing (Tips or stories about how to help your teen w/
special needs to have a social relationship outside of home.)

That's it for now. Thanks for all your help! And please, pass this
around to anyone you know who may like to send in some stories. Our
deadline for stories is August 10th.

Mandy said...

wow I am just taking over your blog but forgot to mention that Deseret Book would be publishing the book.