Saturday, April 5, 2008


I am in a slight state of shock. As you know, Sam has a speech imparement. Earlier this year he was assessed at having a 30% intelligibility (being able to be understood). He has started speech therapy (which was a long, complicated ordeal) and now can actually move his tongue (was not able to move tongue at all before.. not up.. not down.. not to either side) and is trying to say bigger words and communicate more. Tonight as I was tucking him into bed, he said something. He said he was happy. I actually guess and I guessed right! After almost 4 years, Sam has been able to tell me he is happy. He has made those sounds before, but I never would have guessed those sounds= "happy." When I guessed right his whole face lit up and he hugged me. I finally understood his basic happy emotion!

Wednesday, April 2, 2008

Taking the Plunge!

Well, I finally did it. I am going back to school! I will need to really apply myself this fall. I am going to take some easy summer classes that I need and then really jump in this fall. I want to finish these dumb classes at Lakeland quickly, so I can move onto Cleveland! I really don't know how I am going to take a bunch of classes, take care of the boys and pay my bills.. but where there's a will there must be a way. To make matters even more interesting I am tossing around the idea of going to Case Western Reserve for Medical School after Cleveland State. They say, Case says, that I can have a bachelor's in anything.. and some even think that's a benifit (helps with the diversity aspect of the classes).. Yet I am unsure about that. I think being a science major might help me greatly. Maybe just take a bunch of science classes and have Gretchen tutor me for the MCAT! Wow.. I am really getting ahead of myself! It's fun though! I love school and could go forever.. but I wonder if the drive/lack of money/missing the boys will get to me. Guess we will have to see! Wish me luck! Poor Gretchen.. she is going to regret the day she offered to help me with my science classes! *smiles*