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May 19, 2013
Ronan has been studying with St. Leo Catholic Church for two years toward receiving the Holy Eucharist. He has had a wonderful experience with all of his teachers, classmates and the church ministry. I thank each one of them for the gift of creating a positive and supportive religious education.
This past Sunday, we celebrated this Rite of the Roman Catholic Church and Ronan’s commitment to our faith.
Yesterday, Crazy Woman showed up again.
I started out calm with the realization that our outing would be a little challenging. Yesterday was Ronan’s required family mass and First Communion class over at St. Leo’s Catholic Church. Taking Riley to mass has now become a rare event due to the difficulties I encounter. I am also not so sure that there is really any valid reason I should make Riley sit through this uncomfortable hour unless the music is going to be superb. He does enjoy his music.
Riley and Ronan are seen here hanging out with Miss Southwest Florida 2012, Miss Caroline Kay Dixon, at Freedom Waters Foundation’s – Heels & Reels last month. Miss Dixon was very kind and sweet with my boys and was happy to don her crown again after a very full event for a photo.
One little battle after another. This special needs life still feels like a war to me. A never ending taking up of arms one moment and protecting my child the next. This week they are just tiny little battles but I have become weary of heading out each day.
It seems appropriate to celebrate Riley’s Tenth Birthday under Hurricane Isaac skies. He had a wonderful time swimming yesterday, all of Florida closed down for hurricane watch. Here is the first photo of Riley. It was taken by a UCLA Santa Monica NICU nurse nearly 24 hours after his traumatic birth. The Poloroid commemorates the 3:30 am receiving of the Baptismal and Annointing of the Sick Sacraments (formerly known as Last Rites). It has been quite a ten year journey and I still cannot imagine where it goes from here.
We sent him off to school with celebratory birthday foods. These aren’t the typical cupcakes found in the classroom but already prepared and mushed fruit and pie fillings that Riley and his classmates can handle. Yum!
Happy Birthday Riley!