Friday, May 6, 2011

But I Like You (Please humor me and click link before reading) :)

Ok, I realize it's a little strange to play Sesame Street songs on my blog but tonight I think it really has a purpose.......let me explain.......

It has recently come to my attention that many "grown people" need to go back and watch Sesame Street. Now, I don't mean the new fangled one with Elmo, and the Fairy.....(forgot her name) but the old Sesame Street that I grew up with.

Cookie Monster, Grover, Prairie Dawn, Oscar, Big Bird, and Bert and Ernie taught me some pretty valuable lessons that many adults (including myself on occasion) have forgotten.

I mean.....the characters were fallible.......they goofed up! Other characters got angry with them but then a "wise" adult usually showed up, and everyone discussed the conflict.......and Voila! Everyone agreed to disagree and still be friends.

Bert and Ernie are definitely an conundrum....... Bert is.....well.....OCD. Let's face it.....he wanted his world in perfect order. Everything to him should be well kept, cleaned and yes, "lined up"!

Then you have Ernie......He was so carefree you often wondered how he managed to survive. He was never in a hurry, messy, and forgetful....... and yes, adorable!

These two really were the "Odd Couple" for preschoolers. Somehow, no matter how much Ernie annoyed and Bert yelled, they were friends in the end. Nobody had to completely change there personality, nobody talked about the other's faults to everyone.......they co-existed, they cared about each other.......they agreed to disagree!

I don't think God ever meant every person to be a carbon copy of each other. It's in the difference his glory can be seen....... If we are all truly created in his image, then our God must have no limits to His facets! It's a revelation that in our differences we can see and appreciate the infinite power of God.

It is my hopes that by reviewing a little preschool we can learn to accept the differences in each other.......for it is by coexisting in love that we can find true peace in our lives!

Thursday, May 5, 2011

You've Been Too Gone for Too Long

This song was brought to my mind today as for some reason, I have been hitting the old country music mode again. For those of you who do not know, it was performed by Randy Travis.

The lyrics for the chorus are: "You've been too gone, for too long. It's too late to come back now." It is my sincere hopes that you don't feel this way.....but it's been a really, really long time.

Time has marched on......

Kelsie has turned 18 and will be graduating this year, and DJ will be eight this July. He will be in second grade next year and is doing extremely well in school. We still hit lots of bumps, but so is living with Autism. It's always a bumpy road!

Over the course of the last year, we have celebrated victories, and dealt with setbacks. So is the course of life. Everyday he continues to progress.........and I learn by watching him grow.

Kelsie and I continue to raise rabbits. This endeavor has brought us much closer together, and I have enjoyed the time as I am beginning to realize that soon she will be leaving me. College looms in the distance and the our relationship will change as she leaves. This is the natural order of things......sometimes it's the letting go that is difficult!

Time marches on.......

I look forward to blogging again. I have missed writing.........and missed sharing with you all these long many months.