Always Have A Dream

Always have a dream
Forget about the days when its been cloudy,
but don't forget your hours in the sun.
Forget about the times you've been defeated,
but don't forget the victories you've won.
Forget about mistakes that you can't change now,
but don't forget the lessons that you've learnt.
Forget about misfortunes you encounter,
but don't forget the times you luck has turned.
Forget about the days when you've been lonely,
but don't forget the friendly smiles you've seen.
Forget about the plans that didn't seem to work out right,
but don't forget to always have a dream.

- Amanda Bradley

Thursday, August 21, 2008


Well we found out the results of Cody's testing today. All looks good. He's reading & writing at a 7th/8th grade level!!! His math skills need a little work, but with that he's right on track. They said his academic skills are great! They didn't find any disorders, other than he might have a little bit of a problem concentrating but nothing else.They told us he's just strong willed, and basically a perfectionist, therefore when he tries something once and doesn't succeed he don't want to try it again. He just needs to learn to deal with his anger, and needs to work on his social interactions with other children.  We're working on that, we have been for quite some time. He's just a normal 8yr old boy. What a relief!!! I was so worried that they were going to tell us that he has some disorder that we have to put him on medication for. No medication, and no special instructions other than getting him more involved with some extracurricular activities. He's already taking guitar lessons, and we are going to look into getting him into cub-scouts and maybe soccer. They gave us some good pointers. I'm so happy to find out the results. I've been worrying for that last few months. It feels like a weight has been lifted. It's not easy raising a child(ren), they don't come with an instruction manual so you have to learn as you go and do the best that you can. It's hard not to want to shelter them so that they don't get hurt, and grow up to be caring individuals. I guess sometimes you have to let God take control and hope for the best, and hopefully he'll grow up to be a very caring, respectable person. Thank's to everyone who kept us in your prayers, it helped!! Love to all! Take care & smile!  ;0)


Barbara Manatee said...

So glad all the results came back good!! no surprise at all to hear he's such a smart guy! Wow!!

Nicci said...

I've got one smart cookie for a nephew! So glad you guys feel better. You've done so well and been so patient with him, it will all come together over time :-)

Lisa T said...

Glad that things turned out well with this! Cody is a great kid (although I haven't spent much time with him), and I couldn't imagine anything being wrong. You guys are always in my prayers! Loves and hugs...

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