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Friday, January 22, 2010


Here's to beach days with Mom.

Beach days that are a surprise.

Beach days where your Mom wakes you up for school but instead of getting ready for the bus, you get ready for the beach after she informs you that you are getting a "free day."

Yeap, a free day. A free pass. A day with Mom, without your sister. A day where Brennen gets to be Brennen and not be overshadowed by his sister or her disabilities. God love her.

Let's face it...healthy siblings of special needs children really get the short end of the stick many times. We find that Brennen's life is constantly altered due to the limitations Kenidi has in life. It's not fair to him. Therefore, I decided a beach day with Mom was fitting. A beach day where I could take him and just hang out - allowing him to be himself rather than "Kenidi's brother" for those few hours. And even though we missed our little Kenidi dearly while she was at school for the afternoon, we had some much needed Mommy & son time.

I'll spare you the details of his whining during our 30 minute walk back down the beach to our car as we were leaving that day and just leave you with the warm and fuzzies we had before all that. LOL!

xoxo, Angie

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Blogger Sara said...

That's so thoughtful and a very nice surprise for Brennen!

Hope you all had a wonderful day :)

1/22/2010 8:49 PM  
Blogger CIRCLE OF LIFE said...

what a thoughtful mommy , every one needs that from time to time ! hope you all bonded and had a great time ! hugs !!!! myt father has been ill and I HAVE BEEN IN AND OUT OF THE HOSPTIAL , SORRY NOT MUCH TIME TO BLOG .. BUT CHECKING IN TONIGHT!

1/22/2010 10:24 PM  
Blogger Jill said...

Awwww, that sounds like a good time...well, minus the part about the walk to the car. HAHAHAHA!!! That part just sounds familiar. :-)

1/22/2010 11:46 PM  
Anonymous Laura Frances said...

This place is gorgeous!

1/23/2010 10:20 AM  
Anonymous Jennifer Gaskill said...

What a great day for you two! These are the days that Brennen will look back on when he's 30 years old old and tell people about what a great Mom he has. Definately a memory he'll have forever.

1/23/2010 10:25 AM  
Anonymous The Beaster said...

Thanks for the day Mom. So like when can we do it again. Your the best "BEACH MOM"!

1/23/2010 10:46 AM  
Blogger katy said...

Angie...what a blessing for you and Brennen...I'm usually a stickler about school attendance, but it is so important for kids to have that one on one time with their parents, this makes me want to do this with my kiddos (minus the beach that's hundreds of miles away :-( ) After all, years down the road, he will remember THIS day, not the other million days of the same 'ole same 'ole at school...Good for you guys!!!

1/23/2010 11:13 AM  
Blogger Tanya said...

What a special mother-son day. You are a great mom Angie.

1/23/2010 1:17 PM  
Blogger Dawn said...

that is really great. as i watch my daughter's best friend be a big sister i see her strength and her compassion... and on occasion, her frustration. it is good to have a free pass... and the love that comes with it.

1/24/2010 4:48 PM  

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