Wednesday, November 25, 2009

just a few things

After a comment made to Russell on Twitter from someone, I want to make it clear that neither Russ nor I expect anyone to pay for Aidan's care. From day one we have had people ask how they can help or who have generously wanted to donate to help with his expenses. Insurance only covers so much and to give Aidan the best possible care takes money. Russell has a good job now, but it isn't enough to take care of everything for Aidan and for us to live on. When this happened he had just been let go from a contract job that was cut short due to funding. I don't know if even the most financially stable family (short of the small percentage of millionaires) could care for a child with special needs or illness without some sort of fundraising to help along the way.

I'm off my soapbox. For those of you who have been ever so generous and have helped us along the way, we greatly appreciate it. We are so thankful to have wonderfully caring people in our lives.

As promised last week, here are some pictures from our photo session. I think they turned out well. Evan is definitely a little ham!






So, let me step away from the negativity.... Since tomorrow is Thanksgiving, I'm going to share what I'm thankful for. I try to think of all the things I'm thankful for everyday, not just on Thanksgiving, but well... the day requires it. My grandmother always insisted we have one thing to share that we were thankful for each year.

I'm thankful to be alive, for my family and friends. I'm thankful that I've been blessed with 2 of the most beautiful little boys and I'm thankful (every single moment of every day) that Aidan is still here with us. I'm thankful for the progress that he has made and I hope and pray he continues to improve with time. I'm thankful to be blessed with another baby and can't wait to meet her. I'm thankful for the things that we do have, no matter how we much we struggle to make ends meet to take care of our family. I'm thankful that there are so many people out there that care for Aidan and continue to pray for him and for our family and to those who have helped us financially or otherwise.

I'm sure I could go on and on, but I think you get the idea. I might stress out, and I might worry about how things are going to get done or how we're going to continue to care for Aidan, but at the end of the day I always try to remember what I do have in my life. God has gotten us this far and has always had an answer, so I'll continue to trust that God will get us through the rest.

I hope that everyone has a blessed and happy Thanksgiving. Enjoy your time with family and friends and be thankful for what you have.

~Erin

3 comments:

Leslie said...

Happy Thanksgiving to the Wrights - all FIVE of you!!! Your post made me cry, you're right, we all do have so much to be thankful for. Always praying!!!

Wendy said...

Hi there. Ive been given your blog through another friend. Love and hugs to you and your family. I will be sitting down soon reading your story from the beginning.

My son had a ND early this year, so can understand a little of what you may be going through.

xx

http://joshuakoman.blogspot.com/

Brian said...

Your family will be in our prayers and have a very Merry Christmas and a blessed New Year!

-B&L
http://mrgandthewomen.blogspot.com/