Oh my! Can we please start with what I am thankful for?! There’s no negativity allowed today!
Because, most likely, I am thankful for…
That’s right. I have had some very supportive and well spoken readers. People who have been sharing, educating and learning right beside me and I am thankful for you. Let me say it again- when you are feeling down this week, or anytime- drop me a line here, because without your open minds and hearts, your love, compassion and ability to evolve, I would not be making a bit of difference in this world. You allow me to be a mom to Addie, a friend to you and a writer with thoughts and ideas I hope people will read and think about. This does not mean I expect you to agree with me, but to try and learn and teach me in return.
These lovely pieces were written last week, and I wanted to give them special love- they wrote for me and for themselves to educate others not strictly about dwarfism, but about compassion and civility. They wrote to share their stories about how sometimes people respond so positively and are so thankful to learn. Frankly, what is going on with the pickles truly makes one concerned for our human race. Thank you fellow writers for your kind words, true thoughts and for continuing on this path of educating peacefully and without reactive behavior.
Thank you all so much.
Moving swiftly along… My dwarfism segment of MM!
It may be silly, but did you know about the plough?! It’s all the rage in this house. I know, you’re thinking Chelley, it’s a plow. Well forget the snow, Reader… we have a mobile baby! Addie learned to reverse plough, which is very common for achon babies to do in lieu of crawling. Yesterday, as I dragged my tired body from bed, I looked across the hall and saw my Mom and Addie playing… then I saw Addie’s legs, shoulder width apart, bending and straightening, her heels digging into the carpet. With each cycle of motion, she pushed her arched body across the room, led by her head. It was amazing!
It looks so silly to see, especially because I am not used to this mode of transportation. All of the children I see are either on their knees or feet, but here is my lady, going at it her own way. Am I proud? Heck yes… and scared. I guess it’s time to finish baby-proofing!
Lastly… my random of the week. I’m one of those, “proud I don’t have TV people”. Kind of makes you hate me for more than being the “crazy pickle lady”, doesn’t it? How un-American to not have a TV! But, I don’t. While I am happy that I don’t have the bill every month, I do wish that I knew what all the hubbub is about award shows. I also wish that I saw previews to the movies that cause such a stir, so that I may then go to the movies and see them before they make it to Netflix, and are old news.
Keep being proud, my fellow TV viewers, and drop me a line about the next best movie that comes out, please… before it’s on DVD!