About Me

I am the proud mother of 6 children. 5 of our children have autism. We do not feel our world has ended, but just begun. We do not chelate, intervene biochemically, give shots of any kind, practice ABA, etc. We treat them as we treat any humanbeing. We treat them with kindness and respect and expect the same from them. They are exceptional children.

Monday, June 23, 2008

CLASS OF 1978...

My 30 year High School Reunion is in 4 days. I am so excited.
I graduated from Pflugerville High School in 1978. I was 17 year old, and
the youngest person in the class.
The drinking age was 18 at the time and I was one of the only ones not
legal in my class. NO, it did not keep me from drinking.
I look forward to this reunion. We only had around 80 kids in my class.
I loved them all...for different reasons.

If I get a chance to tell them all something this weekend...
I would tell them this...

Thanks for being there..even though I never said it before.
Thanks for taking a girl who thought she was hideous....thanks to my sister...
and making her fit in where she never thought she would.
Thanks for not judging me when I was Anorexic, fat, a Kicker, A Smoker, or a
geek.
Thanks for being there, 30 years later, when my son was in the hospital.

If I had to go back 30 years in time, I would change a few thing.

I would not care if I was the smartest, funniest, cutest, or skinniest. I would not care
if I was the most popular or if the most popular guy in the world liked me the best ( I won in the long run, I have my husband)...I would be ME...that is pretty cool.

I hope to Hell I am teaching my children that is what is most important..
Being them...that is pretty COOL.

6 comments:

abfh said...

Have a good time!

Bonnie Sayers (autismfamily) said...

I graduated from HS back in NJ in 1978. They are having a 30 year reunion, but I am in Los Angeles and not about to get my kids on a plane to go. I did get out the old yearbook to browse through it.

Good luck at yours

pantrypuff said...

You're still a geek. Kiernan and Dylan are kickers.

"TXDrummerMom" Vicki said...

I'm so glad that you can be loving to these people. All they ever did was judge me.

Mom26children said...

Hey vicki,
I told them and they thought I was kidding. I assured them I wasn't.
It was hard to go back the first few time, but as we age, we all get better....I would hope.
Everyone looked lovely.
As I age, I learn to kinda let go of the past and am just happy that we are all doing well.

"TXDrummerMom" Vicki said...

Glad you let them know I was serious.
Thanks.

I'm not a very forgiving person, they hurt me a lot back when we were forming, that stuff stays with a person....me anyway.

Take Care:)