Sunday, December 27, 2009

Christmas Celebration #5

Our last Christmas celebration was with my brother Greg. He spent a few days with Rusty, Meredith, Ally and Colby and Christmas Eve and part of Christmas Day. Gerald and Rusty always meet half way to exchange Greg. He went with us to Sheila's. Then after we got home Christmas Day we gave him presents from us, the girls and what Santa brought him to our house. He gave us the presents he bought and paid for with his own money. I got slipper socks and pot holders and Gerald got candy. He also bought for Rusty's family and my girls' families. Greg has Special Needs...oh how I love that instead of what "people" used to say. Truth be told he is extremely smart in so many ways...he has a much better memory than I do and things that he does that some people find "odd" well .......I do them too and so do a lot of other people I know.



29 comments:

Muthering Heights said...

Wow, you did a LOT of celebrating!!!

Just Playin' said...

A lot of sweet family time. Sounds very good.

Joanna Jenkins said...

Sounds like a wonderful holiday!
Happy New Year

Brian Miller said...

each one is special regardless of their needs...sounds like you had a great christmas. smiles.

thanks for dropping in yesterday, i will be popping back.

Julie said...

Good morning, just getting caught up on my blog reading. Happy Monday!

PJ said...

sounds like you had a very merry christmas. busy, but merry.

i like special needs as well, a much more positive statement.

have a wonderful day...hugz!

Matty said...

It's nice that he is surrounded by love and family.

Menopausal New Mom said...

Gayle, that is a wonderful celebration and yes, we all have odd behavior. Otherwise, our blogs would be boring Lol!

Blissed-Out Grandma said...

Gayle, you really do lots of gathering and celebrating! And we learn a lot from special needs people, don't we?

Chris H said...

What a lovely brother you have!

TechnoBabe said...

Special needs for a special person who is so loved. His light shows in the photos. I liked the post you did recently about his birthday party.

Iva said...

Gayle, you have had so many lovely celebrations!! I am so very happy for you and your family!! {I wish I had a brother....or a sister...I am an only child} ;)

Gigi said...

Gayle - beautiful pictures! The love and joy just shine through!

Chris H said...

Re: cloth to cover the TV Cabinet.. will show ya tomorrow!

adrienzgirl said...

And just when I thought I had seen the end of it...NOPE! :D Glad it was Merry!

Secretia said...

Yours is a comforting Christmas story, and I'm glad you shared it with us.

Secretia

Theta Mom said...

Sounds like a great holiday! Have a wonderful New Year! Look forward to blogging with you in 2010!

Holly said...

That is sweet. Glad you enjoyed your holidays!

Ms Sparrow said...

Special Needs is so much more accurate than other labels. Stephen Hawking for example--he needs help with nearly everything except intelligence and reasoning.
One thing I find special about "Special Needs" people is their love and caring for others!
That is very special indeed.

Lisa said...

Love the smile on his face!

I thought I was already following you! It's been hectic with Christmas, Kelly coming home and all. Hope to become fast friends!!

Erin said...

looks like everyone had a wonderful time! great pics!

otin said...

Most of the times I find that people who have special needs are usually happier than the rest of us. It looks like he had a great Christmas.

Kathy said...

I am a Special Ed Secretary and even though I don't work with the kids, I work with the teachers who do. My son and his wife are both Special Ed teachers and they love what they do. The kids they have taught over the years are wonderful. I have met many of them and I'll tell you....they are special in more ways than anyone can imagine. Not only are you teaching them, but they never stop teaching you. I'm glad you had such a wonderful holiday.

Cinda said...

Love your post and picture of Greg! As a professor in special education I want my grad students to make sure the families that they work with hold such a vision for themselves. Family, love, acceptance, life. Thank you!

Cinda said...

Love your post and picture of Greg! As a professor in special education I want my grad students to make sure the families that they work with hold such a vision for themselves. Family, love, acceptance, life. Thank you!

Laura said...

Oh I just love this. My Mother has always had the kids call her Grammie as well. She was a young Grandmother when I had my first born, I believe she was right at 39 and I remember she liked that better than Grandma (that made her feel old) lolol

Stacy (the Random Cool Chick) said...

Greg is just beaming with happiness! Love the pictures! And holy moly - I thought things were hectic over here - you win in that category! LOL! :) So glad you had a fun Christmas! :)

Jules said...

We have one more Christmas celebration to go on Saturday. I'm excited but a bit ready to be done celebrating.

He looks so happy in your pictures.

Chatty Girl said...

Hope your HOlidays are going good, Happy New Year, love your blog.