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I am a below knee amputee. More importantly, I am also Mommy to two boys, a very active 10 year old (Robby) and an mischievous toddler (Timmy). I have learned that being a parent with a disability can create some unusual and sometimes humorous situations. This blogger is available for hire! Let's talk and learn how a blog can expand your business.

Friday, May 20, 2011

A Fantastic Day

I had a fantastic day yesterday. I would like to thank everybody for the well wishes and messages that were sent through email and on Facebook. I felt like I was opening presents each time I logged on my computer and retrieved more messages. The fact that many of the well-wishes were from followers of my blog meant a lot to me.

Robby slept until 8:30 (an extremely rare treat) and greeted me with kisses. After being hugged and kissed and showered with a chorus of happy birthday's, he grabbed the telephone and asked for the "numbers to call Daddy." After dialing, he took the phone into the bathroom because he "needed privacy." I overheard Robby ask his Daddy to take him to the store when he got home from work because he wanted to buy Momom pink roses. He also informed Scott that he was going to need money to pay for the flowers. He then emerged from the bathroom, hung up the phone and told me that he had a secret.

I had to work for a few hours yesterday and was forced to take Robby with me. Taking Robby to work is always a crap shoot. Sometimes he behaves and sometimes Robby Rotten terrorizes the office. I suspect he was on his best behavior because it was my birthday because he could not have been better. Again, I was so proud of my little guy!

I spent the afternoon meeting with new amputees and discussing prosthetics. I thoroughly enjoy sharing my experiences and helping others with their journey. I couldn't have picked a better way for me to spend my birthday than to pay it forward and help new friends!

Scott came home with a ginormous birthday cake. Robby took a finger scoop of icing out of the center before we had the first candle lit. He is my little boy- he loves cake!

I was taken out for dinner and doted upon all evening. Scott gave me a mat for my kitchen floor. The best gift I received was, without doubt, the beautiful flowers from Robby. I will never forget the smile on his face as he came running towards me with the bouquet waving wildly in the air!

I have a wonderful family and fantastic friends. I was overwhelmed by the love that I felt yesterday. I am truly blessed.


  1. You sure ARE blessed, Peggy. Robby's birthday surprise PROVES what a great job you are doing mothering him!

  2. I'm so glad you had a great day. You deserve it. Plus your sister and niece made you a homemade blueberry pie