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Fun Times Ahead!

Good Morning and Happy Saturday!!! Fun-filled weekend planned for myself and the kiddos. Dad is working, so it’s just us.

Today, we will be attending a luncheon with U.R. Our Hope at Iron Cactus – yum! – Since I’ve finally worked up the courage to share Braxton’s story, I figure it’s time now to start getting more involved with organizations for special needs children or kids with rare/undiagnosed syndromes like Braxton. I think all this time worrying about Braxton, I didn’t realize MY own NEED to find people who can empathize and know exactly what it’s like to be in our shoes. “You waited HOW LONG to see that Dr?” “OMG, Me TOO!!” I didn’t realize how important those conversations are to help me through my frustrations. I’m very excited to start paying it forward and finding more ways to be involved. 🙂

Then, as you know, mom is a UT graduate so there’s this little ol’ rivalry game today, so after the luncheon we’re rushing home to catch the rest of the game. Hook ’em Horns! \\m// hehe

Tomorrow, I am planning to take the kiddos to check out a new Church since we’ve moved. I did a little research and turns out the pastor of that church has a daughter with special needs [I believe she has a form of hydrocephalus – water on the brain] so again, I think it will be good for us to find some additional guidance through our journey from people who have shared our experiences. Looking forward to it!

After Church, I found out about an event close to downtown Austin for special needs kids. There will be fishing in Lady Bird Lake and other games/entertainment. Hoping it doesn’t rain so I can take the kids!

Probably will be pretty exhausting, but should be tons of FUN for the kids and I – and that is totally worth it! 🙂

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