Life has, as usual, been crazy busy!! I am officially on vacation until the 4th...YAY!! I need it desperately. I plan to do a little blogging while being off next week, but for now I think I can safely say that all has been pretty good and quite....my daughter is in counseling and loving it, Jacob has been back with his girlfriend and my grandson since late October...they seem to be doing fine (hope it continues!) and me? Well, I'm now in therapy too. Can't say I was surprised when the doctor that my husband and I went to see for my daughter, ended the session by asking me if I'd ever been in counseling and then said, "you need to be!" So, all is going okay for now and I'm enjoying the reprieve and praying it lasts!
So, here's the interesting little tid bit that I want to share.... Our baby wasn't walking just yet at his 1 year old check up, so our pediatrician and I were talking about ages that babies begin to walk. He told me that people tend to be hard wired in certain areas and that babies that walk earlier, rather than later, tend to be more risk takers as they get older. I said, OH REALLY?!?! Because my oldest (Jacob) is my risk taker. Our pediatrician smilled and said, "And I bet he's the one that walked at 10 months." And, he was right!! He went on to say that my 1 year old seemed to be "right there" and that he would walk soon. He said that some babies (the ones that walk early) tend to just let go and walk without really thinking about it and the ones that walk a little later, like our 1 year old, could do it, but they tend to stop and think first and that's what slows them down a little. A child that stops and thinks?!?! I'll take it!!!! Our baby is now walking.....officially at 13 1/2 months old! Anyway, I found this rather interesting..... I'm curious...did any of your "risk takers" walked earlier or later?
My wish for you all is that it is a peaceful and joyous Holiday season...Merry Christmas to you all and may 2011 be everything we hope for!!!
- Dallas/Ft. Worth, Texas, United States
- I'm mom to 3 beautiful children, wife to a wonderful man who is the love of my life and grandmother, "Nonna", to a beautiful grandson. Like too many others out there, I am the mother of an addict. I am still learning to deal with things in a healthy way and have a life inspite of the insanity that addiction produces. I am very blessed to have found this community of amazing people that share so much of themselves with us all through their blogs. You are all an inspiration to me. I share your struggles, your pain, your joys and all your hopes. I pray for the addicts still out there suffering and for the people that love them the most. My heart felt thanks to each & every one of you! May God's mercy and grace be with us all, Kristi