I do not normally wear jeans to church, and for the life of me, couldn't figure out why I did it today. I think it might be because I can finally fit in them. Anyway, I am a volunteer in the autism ministry at our church, and this is my month where I hang out with my special buddy. Well, today she told me that she was too old for a Bible buddy and could do it on her own from now on. It was bittersweet, I've learned to love this girl to pieces. I gave her a great big hug and told her that we were still friends, and she could hang out with me whenever she needed a grown up friend. Then we high-fived and she went on her merry way. Sniff. This is the point of the program. I helped her when she needed it, and now she's independent and more mature. What a great girl. I'm going to miss hanging out with her on Sundays. Anyway, as I was "dismissed" I hung around and discovered that we have a new 4 or 5 year old boy with autism; and his is quite a bit more intense that the girl I just worked with. He is super adorable. He does the whole hand flapping, tip-toe walking, echolalia thing. I guess this is why God let me wear jeans today; he was hanging on my leg the entire time, and even tackled me when I was sitting on the floor during story-time. I would have flashed the whole class if I'd been wearing a dress or skirt. I don't know if I'm going to end up being his helper; I am thinking about cruising on over to the middle/high school area and seeing if I'm needed over there.
|I was glaring at Missy because she was being a snot this morning. Please excuse my motherdeathstare.|
|The hair is growing quickly. This top has been loved to death. It used to be a mealy khaki color. I dyed it pink. It came with a dark purple sash, which I'm wearing.|
Tank top: Faded Glory, WalMart. $2, bought it just a few weeks ago. It is white, pink and purple stripes.
Earrings: silvertone hoops, WalMart. A package of six for $5 I think. I tend to lose earrings so I don't like spending tons of money on them.
Necklace: black/blue/purple beads. Sanford Flea Market, $4.
Jeans: Svoboda, from eBay. $38 if I remember correctly.
In other news; a church family member who I hadn't seen in about a month shrieked when she saw me and said, "Have you lost weight! You look amazing!" I have not made my diabetes diagnosis and weight loss plan public news, so this was really encouraging.