friday fill-ins #200


So…here we go!
1. Why does the harry potter saga have to end?
2. when jared is a lot older, i would like us to conquer and see the world.
3. Thank you for all the blessings that i have been receiving.
4. christmas is my favorite holiday because it reminds me so much of our holidays when i was a kid and hopefully i can make those lasting and wonderful memories and beautiful tradition with my son.
5. I am SO addicted to blogging is the first thought that comes to mind.
6. we can always be happy if we make up our minds to be.
7. And as for the weekend, tonight I’m looking forward to sleeping sound, tomorrow my plans include going to the 40th pedia talk in dusit and Sunday, I want to just relax and go to the memorial to visit my parents!
love to read your take on this one…do link up with   
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a bloghop for a worthy cause…

Tyler 225x300 Giving Thanks when you are a 15 Year Old with a Brain Tumor

i received this email the other day:
Hello jared’s mum,

We have so much to be thankful for that it just feels right to help others – especially this time of year.

I am trying to help this single mom raise money to offset medical expenses for her 15 year old son that has a brain tumor.

If you have a website, will you please link up to the blog hop and repost this?

Thank you again for your support!

Daria @ Mom In Management

i am reposting this in response:
Tyler is the nephew of a very good friend of mine.   Her words are below:
Five years ago my nephew Tyler suddenly began having seizures. During a recent stay at Children’s Hospital, Tyler was diagnosed with a large brain tumor that is believed to have been causing the seizures all these years.
Tyler is 15 and loves sports, especially wrestling, fishing, hunting, gaming and hanging out with his friends. Right now, though, he cannot do many of those treasured things that boys his age get to do. Worst of all, Tyler is currently unable to attend school. He is a sweet-natured boy with a tender heart. When people meet him they cannot help but instantly like him.
His long term treatment will require major surgery along with recovery and rehabilitation. His rehabilitation will require him to relearn all of the basics of life you and I know how to do and many of us take for granted each day. To help defray some of the costs that his family will incur, I have determined to undertake this “Scraps of Love” project.

Giving Thanks

So what do you give thanks for when you are 15 and have a brain tumor?  What about his mom? What is she thankful for?
Tyler’s mom is a hard working single mom of two teenage boys.  Because of Tyler’s needs and inability to attend school, she has had to take a furlough from her job to stay home and take care of him.   Child support is hit or miss (more miss than hit) and money has never been plentiful in their house.  She, Tyler, and his brother have had to move in with her mom because she has no way to support an independent home.
Thank goodness that she was able to take a furlough versus being laid off,  because her health insurance continues to cover the majority of Tyler’s expenses.  That is one of the things his mom is thankful for – health coverage.
However, each hospital visit requires a $750 out-of-pocket deductible payment and they are facing up to 4 hospital stays this coming year.

Scraps of Love

Scraps of Love is my friend Heather’s brain child.  She decided to make a homemade quilt and raffle it off to help offset Tyler’s non-insured medical expenses.    She has lovingly created the most beautiful and cheerful quilt I’ve ever seen.  It is pictured below.  The picture doesn’t do it justice – the colors are bright and happy and it just makes you smile to look at it.
IMAG0843 179x300 Giving Thanks when you are a 15 Year Old with a Brain Tumor

How You Can Help

Let’s raise $3,000 to cover the upcoming deductibles for Tyler.   This won’t cover all of their needs.  It won’t help with Christmas presents, or food on the table, but it will take a huge burden off of Tyler’s family.
I have seen the greatness of the people in the blogging community and know that as a community we can do this!
I’m asking you to copy this post and add it to your site.  Help us get the word out any way that you can.   Repost on twitter, facebook, print a flier out and stick it on your company bulletin board – any means and methods that you have to spread the word.
Our goal?  To get people to buy a raffle ticket for this beautiful handmade quilt.  Direct donations are also welcome, of course.    A paypal account has been set up and can be accessed on Scraps of Love for Tyler.
Then please add your blog to this blog hop so we can see the power of blogging and recognize each of you for your help.  As a thank you, you will automatically be entered into my Vera Bradley giveaway if you leave a comment on this post with how you’ve spread the word.

join us in this worthy cause and help spread the word, visit daria’s site for details and don’t forget to link up.

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music monday: Richard Marx – Angel’s Lullaby

i was bloghopping one early sunday morning whilst keeping watch of my son, who is a little bit under the weather recently due to colds and cough, when i chanced upon this blog hop and i just can’t wait to make my first ever entry. see, i am a music lover to the hilt and what a lovely way to celebrate my two passion, music and blogging thru a bloghop – music monday  of lady java.
here is my very first music monday post, the song i sing to jared as i lull him to sleep even before he was even born. i just love richard marx and am glad that he has one song fit for a parent like me that i can sing to my baby all the time. i just love the lyrics and the beautiful melody, well of course, this is richard marx we are talking about. he is such a musical genius!
Angel’s Lullaby by Richard Marx
I was never alive
Till the day I was blessed with you
When I hold you late at night
I know what I was put here to do
I turn off the world
And listen to you sigh
And I will sing my Angel’s Lullaby
Know I’m forever near
The one you can always call
Right now all you know to fear
Are the shadows on your wall
i’m here close enough
To kiss the tears you cry
And I will sing my Angel’s Lullaby
So tell me how to stop the years from racing
Is there a secret someone knows
l never catch all the memories
i’m chasing
i’ll never be ready to let go
And when the world seems cold
And you feel that all of your strength is gone
There may be one tiny voice
Your reason to carry on
And when I’m not close enough
To kiss the tears you cry
You will sing your Angel’s Lullaby
now what is your favorite lullaby to your baby, do link up and visit lady java’s, enjoy!
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mommy moments – so little!

now i’ve been having a hard time looking for pictures of my little one with little stuffs since, for safety purposes and my peace of mind i normally refrain from giving him little toys big enough to fit his mouth, you know, OC mums like me and the danger that is choking hazard don’t go together. so i am posting his photos with what i consider his little things and some showing my little love…

several months old jared with little mr. snowman on his wrist

jared with his little book which doubles as a chew toy

and my so little one back then, cozy with santa on his first yuletide outing

my entry to mommy moments.
what’s your baby’s so little things?
link up with mommy moment by mommy chris here..mommy moments

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i have a confession to make…

i have a confession to make…
of late i would have to admit that i have been a total internet freak! i am online for long hours each day, you might say i am addicted!and yes i am an addict. i can’t seem to stop checking my facebook page and playing my all-time favorite game, cafeworld. you see i have a magical tea party to cater and in order to do so i must whip up creme fraiche caviar 300 times and several other dishes to finish it up and i must also help my other neighbors in achieving a three-star rating for their catering task!i cannot stop less i will let them down, right?
and lately, i have discovered a new passion and more than two months into it, i am hooked!and i was wondering why haven’t i discoverd blogging 10 years ago?!or probably when i was pregnant. you see blogging opened up loads of opportunities for me, press launch to attend, events to go to, new friends to meet, giveaways to join, bloghops to participate in, posts to create, links to share, blogs to visit, followers to follow too. the possibilities can be endless and am having the time of my life!i was like a kid on christmas morning opening her gifts!
well, yes i know that you can’t have too much of a good thing, and mr. paycee (that’s what we call our ever reliable, err sometimes erratic!, desktop!) have to rest some time too, and i am fully aware too that i need to bathe jared at 10am, do his laundry, wash his feeding bottles, wash the dishes, clean the house, mop the floor, fold the washed clothes, replenish jared’s stocks, dispose of his diapers properly, play with my baby, make sure he is happy and satisfied, teach him a thing or two about body parts and colors, wash him up at night before i put him to bed, play his fave baby einstein video (we are currently loving the farm) and finally put him to bed.
i know that life goes on beyond the realm of this cyber world and mummy duties just wait for no one, but hey allow me to check my emails and update my blog and finish my game plan in between diaper changes, will you?
enough of this now, my baby is awake, time for mr. pacey to sleep.

do link up with mama kat’s here…Mama's Losin' It

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