Two Teens And Their Mama: September Gratitude In Numbers

Friday, October 2, 2015

September Gratitude In Numbers


September has come and gone, and it's time to share my gratitude in numbers. Monday I'll be linking up with my favorite Saskatchewanian, Deena - I hope you'll join us!  Here's what I'm grateful for this month...

--7 bands, 3 comedians, lots of food.  We had a fun, stormy day at Bumbershoot, Seattle's music festival.  At one point, the rain was coming down so hard, Bumbershoot had to be suspended for a bit.  Ironic!  Our favorite band was Fitz and The Tantrums, who rocked it like only a 44 year old Seattle native can.  We also saw comedian Bridget Everett's Cabaret show, which was hysterical and entertaining, but also extremely uncomfortable with my 18 year old son sitting next to me.  Should have read the reviews first.


--1 heart bursting with pride.  That would be mine.  It's been awhile since I wrote about C's progress through his college work and internship, and he continues to do great things. Last week he was asked to give a presentation to State and industry leaders about the T-Ten program at his school, which recently received National recognition.  This is not a kid who likes public speaking, but he practiced and prepared, and nailed it.  Afterwards, six people approached him about future jobs at their dealerships.  He's still got his eye on the Ferrari prize, but it's always nice to be asked!  I'm so grateful for the wonderful young man C has grown into.

--30 days of glorious September.  It's my favorite month.  The weather is perfect, and there are birthdays and anniversaries, yummy apples, and outstanding sunsets.


--72 hours in Whistler, Canada with my husband.  I was so grateful to get away for three days and enjoy the beautiful town and each other's undivided attention.  I'll be sharing more next week.

--12 steps.  I can't even write about our friend Todd without tearing up. Fourteen months ago, after his body surfing accident, he was told he would most likely never walk again, but take a look at this. He is the most inspiring, persistent person I've ever known.



This is from a couple weeks ago... Working hard on a cardiac walker!
Posted by Big Daddy's Big Adventure on Thursday, September 24, 2015



































24 comments:

  1. Great work, C!!!! I love your gratitude posts...and I can't wait to hear more about Whistler!

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    1. Thank you. We're pretty proud of him!

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  3. That's awesome for C... nice ♡

    Yay for Todd taking steps xox

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  4. I love that C is doing so great! Good job to him. Whistler, I've always wanted to go, can't wait to hear more about it!

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  5. That's great for C! I can't wait to hear more about Whistler!

    Jill
    Doused In Pink

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  6. The concert looks like it was fun and Todd is an inspiration!!!

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    1. He really is - I'm inspired every time I talk to him.

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  7. You are such a wonderful person. You are filled with gratitude, joy, thankfulness, goodness, pride and positivity which I love about you. I am so happy for your son but so sad about your friend Todd.

    Have a Blessed Weekend! <3 Ada.

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    1. Ada, your words are so kind, and I really appreciate them. Thank you. I'm glad we've gotten to know each other through this blogging world!

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  8. I love the updates you provided here - so happy for C and his accomplishments. Ferrari will be lucky to have the opportunity to employ him. Todd must be such an inspiration for other spinal cord injury patients - I am amazed at his progress and hope it continues exponentially!
    Can't wait to read about Whistler next week. Happy weekend!

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    1. Thanks Susan. Ferrari still seems like a long time away, but C is very persistent!

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  9. Yay for Todd! Hope he continues to achieve miracles. Bless his heart!

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    1. Thanks Leslie. All the prayers for him have been a blessing.

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  10. It's so lovely when your children exceed your expectations and just keep on getting better! You must have been very proud of him. I also just read your post on the Pope and really enjoyed that too - he's doing a lot to exceed people's expectations too :)

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  11. C sounds amazing! Of course!
    I can't wait to hear more about Whistler.
    And Todd! I was waiting for an update. So glad he continues to inspire and draw tears (even all the way over here).

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    1. Thanks Tamara. He's a really special kid, if I do say so myself!

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  12. Congratulations to C of course, and what a long way Todd has come! I am so excited for both of them! Keep some apples put back for next week for my fried apple recipe haha!

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    1. I have never had fried apples before - my husband will love that!

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