Monday, July 14, 2008



Seriously, how could you not find this boy sweet, charming and totally wonderful! This is our dear Dustin, and something about him always pulls at your heartstrings. Marla wrote about how he has touched her heart and feels a connection to him. He truly is a special little boy.

For as much as he can annoy, irritate and bother, he is truly a neat, caring and loving boy. You can always tell that it is impulsive and unintentional behavior. Thankfully for now, the Lithium and other medication cocktail he is on is allowing him to have some VERY successful days! It is a blessing not only to us, but to him that he can feel a sense of pride in his behavior. I love that he seems calm and happy, you can see it in his eyes. He had a wonderful time playing with Maizie and her family Saturday, he was kind, calm and appropriate. he was great with the dog and even held their "therapy" guinea pigs without being agressive or frustrated. That NEVER could've happened 3 months ago. We have made so much progress, I have to keep everything in perspective, it's hard when you live it daily.

Thank God for families that understand.

Thank God for blogs.

Thank God for wonderful steak rubs! Mmmmmm! * go read Marla's post.

5 comments:

Marla said...

You are soooo nice about the steaks. Ugh. They were sooo bad. I told Joe I bet you all went through a fast food place somewhere.

Dustin is a very cool kid. I love the photo you put here. He is very cute. We do want to have him over to play with M sometime soon. Maybe if Robert needs a break he can come over and play for a while.

I am glad the Lithium is working. We have had so many med trials go so wrong with M. When you find one that works it is great. A lot of kids have great success with Lithium.

Bonnie D. said...

Read about you on Marla's blog. Dustin is a gorgeous boy! You guys are so lucky to be able to get together! Looking forward to reading more about you.

Sheri said...

Bonnie,

Thanks for stopping by. Ouir life is never boring, I'm sure you'll laugh at our antics! Stop back by anytime!

We are lucky to be able to get together. Maizie is wonderful and seems to accept Dustin for who he is and that is rare and special.

Jo said...

Yay indeed for progress!

Carol said...

This is one good looking guy! I'm so happy (for your sake and his) that his meds are helping him enjoy life.

I'm smiling as I think about all that you and Robert have done...