May 26, 2009

When you get to the end of your rope....

"When you get to the end of your rope, tie a knot and hang on."
-Franklin Roosevelt.

Isn't that the truth, I think most of us couldn't let go even if we tried; so we just tie a knot and hang on for dear life. Isn't it funny how life can be so utterly frustrating at one moment and you just wonder, "how did I get here", and the next can be completely filled with contentment and happiness? I hope that's the way God planned it, because it happens to me quite often.

Can you believe I am a blogger now? Much less stressful on the hand than your old standby journal. And, you don't misplace the computer nearly as much:) My reasons for my madness are as such: to find release, to remember, and to document. I enjoy writing, so this was a very natural course for me to take, a good and fast stress reliever. Since I too, am an avid scrapbooker who rarely has the time to scrapbook, I will be able to pull from the blog all those wonderful little memories that won't get forgotten in the day to day. And finally, I want to document our journey with our precious Gabe. Since his autism diagnosis a few weeks ago, I have heard how important it is to journal his progress or setbacks, so here goes.

We are now approaching summer, which came around too slowly and will be gone too fast. As my calendar fills up daily, I wonder when will we enjoy the "lazy" days of summer? But there is always something to fit in, or do. Gymnastics and dance and therapies and appointments. But I plan to make sure we are at the beach as much as possible! It's bound to be exciting no matter what we do! These days are the ones I need to burn into my mind forever and save for the
winter days of 10 below.

Here's to blogging!


  1. Cari: What a great idea. I finihsed reading Ten Things Every Child with Autism Wishes You Knew.
    Wow. Gabe an I have a lot to talk about. I just did not know how to observe and let him teach me.
    We have a bit of catching up to do to match the Audrey and Mima discussions though. We forget to breathe between sentences sometimes. :-)
    Love you all.

  2. Awesome blog Cari.
    Great idea for your busy life. Good luck.
    Hi to everyone...and I'm going to love checking
    in and reading what's going on with you and the family.
    love you all.


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