An award to share

Discussion in 'The Watercooler' started by Wiped Out, Sep 19, 2008.

  1. Wiped Out

    Wiped Out Well-Known Member Staff Member

    husband and I received an award tonight that I feel like everyone here deserves. The place that difficult child goes to for therapy had a huge event tonight. It's a big annual thing they apparently do every year. They asked us several months ago if we would accept this award. We almost said no because we don't feel like we do anything other parents wouldn't do but then decided to say yes.

    It is called the extra mile award. They wanted to recognize us for being such good advocates and parents for difficult child. This is why I feel all of us warrior moms deserve the award. Everyone here does what they can every day, through the ups and downs, to help their difficult children. Also, I feel that we share this award with the you because you have helped me (and in turn husband) in being better advocates for our difficult child. So thank you all-you're the best!

    It was a nice night out, all dressed up and the mayor gave us our award (and even said very nice things about us)!
  2. Hound dog

    Hound dog Nana's are Beautiful

    Wow Sharon! How cool is that! I'm so glad you accepted. You and husband are wonderful advocates for difficult child. And lord knows you do go that extra mile or ten.


    It's about time blame stop being placed on parents, and all the hard work raising our kids is appreciated. :D
  3. totoro

    totoro Mom? What's a GFG?


    It is so nice when one of our own is recognized for there great work!
  4. gcvmom

    gcvmom Here we go again!

  5. Abbey

    Abbey Spork Queen

    Wow, Sharon!!! That is awesome!! Kudos to you both.

  6. Fran

    Fran Former desparate mom

    :bravo: what a wonderful acknowledgement for the hard work you both do. If it enlightens one regular person to the life of a family with a difficult child then you accepting the award was a good thing. Savor the moment.
    It is generous of you to share it with our community.
  7. busywend

    busywend Well-Known Member Staff Member

    Congrats to you & husband!!! You deserve it!
  8. hearts and roses

    hearts and roses Mind Reader

    Congratulations!! How wonderful to be recognized~

  9. Suz

    Suz (the future) MRS. GERE

    That's wonderful, Sharon! You make us proud! :bravo:

  10. timer lady

    timer lady Queen of Hearts

    Sharon & husband,

    You make us proud! You have worked so hard for & with difficult child & that work is being recognized. What an honor.

    by the way, you have gone a few hundred extra miles for difficult child in my humble opinion. :bravo:
  11. klmno

    klmno Active Member

    Congratulations to you & husband!! You sure do deserve it- and don't feel that it doesn't acknowledge other parents- awards & ceremonies like this acknowledge all of us, I think, plus they help get the word out to the public about issues.

    My only question is, how long is it going to take your school to realize that you deserve some special acknowledgement for all you do there?
  12. Andy

    Andy Active Member

  13. nvts

    nvts Active Member

    Sharon! That's so wonderful for you both! Congratulations for finally getting some recognition for all that you've done (and will still be doing!)!

    All dressed up! There's something I haven't done in years! You guys must have had such a great time!


  14. Sharon,

    Many congrats! This is well earned and is for ALL that you do!
  15. KTMom91

    KTMom91 Well-Known Member

    Congratulations! Very cool!
  16. 4sumrzn

    4sumrzn New Member

    Tears in my eyes. How awesome!!!!!!!!! CONGRATULATIONS!
  17. Lothlorien

    Lothlorien Active Member Staff Member

    That is awesome. Congratulations.
  18. TerryJ2

    TerryJ2 Well-Known Member

    Oooooohhhh, Sharon, CONGRATULATIONS!!!!
    That is so neat!
    And thank you for sharing it with us.
    I'm speechless. :)
  19. flutterbee

    flutterbee Guest

    Tears in my eyes, too. You have done so much and continue to do so much for your difficult child. You are an inspiration to all of us. :bravo:
  20. Wiped Out

    Wiped Out Well-Known Member Staff Member

    Thank you everyone! Your congratulations and kind words mean so much. I couldn't find a better group anywhere to share this award with!