Thursday, August 23, 2012

Back to school and Bailey!

     I can't believe I'm back in school! Yesterday was the first day and my day wasn't that great. I think because I'm not used to being back. Today was better and I'm trying to have a good attitude. I'm also helping out with my school's football team. I couldn't go to the first game because I had Physical Therapy. I hope the coaches will give me some duties. I enjoy being a part of the team and hanging out with friends.
     We got Bailey! We brought our puppy home last week. She is so cute! She likes to lick my face especially my mouth! She is so tiny and weighs less than 7 pounds. Bailey is also a little troublemaker. She chews on stuff and tries to get out of the kitchen which is not allowed until she's potty-trained. She sleeps a lot.

Sunday, August 12, 2012

CP isn't the worst thing...and good news!

     Cerebral palsy is not the worst thing to face.  There are so many worse things people could face. At  church today someone told us about a trip to Haiti and how awful it is there. For example people that live in some places in Haiti are very poor and don't get clothes or clean water or enough to eat.  Another example is the people who have cancer. They have to go through a lot of suffering to survive.   What I am trying to say is that we shouldn't be feeling bad about ourselves just because our muscles don't listen! We should appreciate the things that we do have.  I'm blessed that I have a bunch of good things.  Some good things I have are a nice house and family and friends. When you are down, I encourage you to think about the good stuff in your life.
     I have some news.  Good news about the puppy. We are getting it on Wednesday! I am so excited! Her name will be Bailey Rose.  I chose her middle name because of Derrick Rose, my FAVE basketball player. The USA would have had no trouble against Spain if he were playing by the way. I have been watching a ton of the Olympics, especially basketball. USA! USA!

Sunday, August 5, 2012

"Happiness is a warm puppy"

I found that talking to someone really helps me when I am feeling down.  They know what to say. Especially, someone who specializes in making people feel better.   If you are feeling quite down, talk to someone. They might give you some ideas on how to cope.   The last couple of weeks I have been feeling down about having CP. It gets frustrating to not be able to do simple things that other people can do so easily! I also like to pray about it. I know God is always on my side.
     Our trip was so fun! We got to eat out a lot and we stayed at a hotel. It was really nice and they gave us a handicapped suite. it had the biggest bathroom. The bed was the best and there were tons of pillows and a nice hot breakfast. On Saturday, we went to a park all afternoon. I played with my cousins. That night, we went to our friends house for a party.  The next day, we came to another friends house.   The next morning, we left.  

One more thing I am so excited about is that we are getting a puppy!!! She was born in June and we can’t bring her home yet, but we will soon. We got to stop to see the puppies on the way back from our trip. They were so cute! We don’t know which one is ours yet but I can’t wait!!! I am going to post some pictures of the puppies. One of them went to the bathroom on my lap!