Patty Jo

I'm a silly person and love a good chuckle! I believe I am a bit on the ditsy side but who's keeping score?! ha On a more serious note: I love the Lord with all my heart, mind and soul! And my husband and children (family) are the most important things in my life! Hope I can be a blessing to those of you willing to torture yourselves and read this blog! LOL

Silly blogspot has issues with comments. If you can't comment on my blog don't worry "YOU're not alone"!!! haha It's nothing personal or not that I know of. Because I can't comment either! BUT... If you choose the option: "Name/URL" and enter your name and if you have a website or blog you "can" but don't have to enter it. THEN you CAN comment. This is a just so you know. I don't wanting anyone going away without sharing their thoughts! Or thinking that we have something against them! We LOVE you! :)

Friday, November 18, 2011

Aspergers Syndrome

Well it's been a long road and still have a much longer road to travel as we raise our children.  But we have come to a conclusion!  Gabriel was tested as mentioned before and today we took the long trip over to meet with the Dr. and listened to his diagnosis.

So long story short Gabriel has Aspergers Syndrome.  Exactly what I had decided with God's leading.  There is so much to this story that is probably severely boring but one day I might share.  I am just so thankful God has brought us to this moment and we have confirmation so we can move forward with the correct therapies.  And we can begin to utilize programs that are available to help children with Aspergers.

I just wanted to share with those that have been praying for us through the valley!

Will be back when I'm not so completely exhausted so I can start sharing more of the "funny" parts of our days!  :)

Thank you all for your love and prayers!!

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

New Business

I've always believed you can make a business from anything if you truly "LOVE" what you do.  Your passion for it flows onto other people and they know you love what you do.

Several of my friends have their own businesses.  You can feel that passion for what they do.

I have tried many different businesses over the course of yrs. staying at home with my children.  Some more stressful than others.  Some just weren't meant to be at all.

All my life I've wanted to have my very own business.  Whether a small boutique with clothing or even a thrift store that people can go to for great savings.  I've always known that I was meant to do it. 

It is with great excitement that I announce I am now a new consultant with Thirty-One.  If you are familiar with Thirty-One then I am sure you know why I love them so much!  I am a huge bag lover.  If I had a lot of money (this statement is too funny), I would own every choice in the catalog.  But with great resistance I will refrain!  :)  ha  But seriously, I've always loved bags, handbags, beach bags, overnight bags, backpacks, lunch bags, suitcases, cosmetic bags, wallets, giant carry all bags, bags you organize with whether it be in the car or closet.  I love them! 

God works in wonderful ways.  I have looked for a way to work from home and continue to be in God's will.  I homeschool and love it.  Thirty-One will allow me to stay at home with my children and do something I have always wanted to do.  AND (I love that word), I get to sell BAGS!!  How incredible is that.  I can share my inner passion with others.  And meet new friends along the way!  And guess what??  "Thirty-One" stands for?  Proverbs 31.
A company after my own heart.  I am so inspired!

Hope you'll support my adventure with PRAYER!  I need all I can get!

If you or you know someone interested in learning more about "Thirty-One", please comment or click on the two links to my webpage and give me a call or shoot me an email!  I'd love to talk more about it!  God Bless!

Thursday, November 3, 2011

What a day

I've held off writing.  Trying to decide what is proper to share and what is too personal.  Sometimes we share too much and sometimes we bottle things up when we might help others if we share.  Who knows?  It's a catch 22.  Whatever that means.  haha 

Gabe has been to Dr. after Dr.  It's truly been a long road.  After yrs. of telling us he's sick and doesn't feel well I feel we've finally came to the place God wants us to be.  Not that it ends here but that we have reached the point that we just might have some answers.  But those answers still feel like an eternity. 

It's so troubling when you take your child to one Dr. and they think one thing and another Dr. thinks another thing.  And they are conflicting.  Or even another Dr. is drawing at straws and has not even the slightest clue but not willing to help you find "for sure" what the culprit might be.  It's just so mind boggling to me.

I know our issues seem so small compared to life threatening illnesses and even death itself.  And I would never undermine the hurt that is involved in those circumstances.  So please don't mistake my whining with self pity, that our world is unbearable or worse than others.  That is so far from the truth.  But this is our valley at this given time.  It has good days and bad days.  I am thankful daily for what God has blessed us with and without.

A few months back Gabe's therapist decided to refer him to a NeuroPsychologist.  (Very well paid and very educated persons)  Just in case you're asking "say who??". ha   We went and had an initial consultation a couple of months ago and finally this week, Wednesday and Thursday, we went for a total of 4 hrs. of testing.  I suppose you'd call it testing for learning curves, differences.  Basically they determine if your child might have one or more of: Autism, Aspergers, PPD, ADD, ADHD, Anxiety Disorders, etc...  This list goes on. 

Gabe seemed to be quite hyper and happy when I would return to get him both days.  Very interesting.  I've asked and asked about what he asked him and what they did.  Not much response but a few things.  One of the questions he told me the Dr. asked was: "why do people put stamps on envelopes?".  Gabe told me he didn't know the answer.  I was floored.  Anyway, another question was: "why does the government test meat before it is sold?".  He had no clue about that one either.  Of course he has now been informed in both areas. LOL  What threw me is what does that have to do with anything??  hahaha  I suppose that is why I am not getting paid to do what this Specialist does.  haha  I have thought and thought, "how on earth does that tell him anything?"  LOL  Oh well!

So long story short.  We have to wait 2 weeks to return for results.  I just want to hybernate and wait it out.  Not do anything until I get answers.  I keep telling myself we made it this far!  What is 2 weeks?  Well if you're me and have been watching your child suffer for all these yrs. IT'S A LIFETIME!!  I know God is in control, not me.  It's just been so hard.  I think my drive to P'cola that day will be the longest driver EVER.  rotfl  You that know me, can't you see me???  People will pull over and get out of my way because I'll look so crazy!  ha 

So all in all!  I feel like we are so close to finding that central piece of the puzzle that has had us so tripped up and searching.  But I am also so impatient.  Pray these next two weeks fly at the speed of light for us.  So we can begin the new chapter of our sons healing!  God Bless!!