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Sunday, February 24, 2008

Off To See Queensryche Live In Concert!!!!!!!!

I am so excited about going to see my dear friends and going to see Queensryche in concert and the brunch that we are attending the day of the concert where we get to see the band and schmooze with them for a few hours getting pictures and autographs too. I am going to attempt to talk to Geoff Tate the lead singer, about considering doing a concert or some kind of charity event for autism. I am going to the brunch prepared with a few relevant facts so that I can say a lot in a short period of time. Wish me luck on that one.

I will be traveling all across the country, about 3000.00 miles just to get to where I am going no matter how long the flight it will NOT be nearly as bad as the trip from Alaska was. I am going to miss my precious little guy, life will NOT be as wonderful and filled with his smiles and laughter each day.................don't know how I will handle it myself but I am trying to be positive about it all. I will surely miss his infectious laugh and contagious smile each day but for me to do this is a really big thing since it is for my pleasure and I do feel guilty for leaving him. This is the only time that I have taken a trip all on my own without it being "necessary" such as the trip to Alaska for the trial. Mom and dad have both given me their blessings for going and let me know that they are both doing perfectly fine.........healthwise, and that it will not be a problem for either of them. I would not even consider going if not for their blessings and reassurance that all is well with them and that Griffin will be cared for with no difficulties. Mom is a very strong woman who loves Griffin dearly and she does far better with him during meltdowns and she can talk him out of any given situation and get him to listen to her every time. It is that "Nana" magic I guess.

If mom or dad feels that I need to come back they have let me know in no uncertain terms that they will call me immediately to let me know that I need to come home. They both are confident that that will not be the case at all so I will leave with the trust and respect of their judgment and sound decisions as adults with sound minds to make such choices for themselves and for Griffin.

Love you guys, you know who you special friends. Hugs to you and yours!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Please keep me in your thoughts and send lots of positive vibes my way so that I can fully enjoy my trip. I could sure use your support in this matter. Also keep Griffin, mom, and dad in your thoughts and send them positive vibes too...............especially Griffin because this change may well effect him and cause him to have meltdowns and I certainly do not want him to feel lost without me. I will be calling him several times a day to let him know how long I will be gone, mom can help him to mark off the days on the calender, and let him know how much I love him.

Please feel free to leave your comments, questions, and advice concerning this trip but I am leaving on the 26th so I need to hear from you right away. Thanks for all of you who are so near and dear to my heart, those of you who have mine and Griffin's best interest in mind and who also have us in your heart. Hugs to my special friends from both of us.


Maddy said...

I'm finally catching up [I hope!] Nip on over and collect your award [Less than three award] when you have a free nano second.

[That would perhaps be sometime in the next few months if you're anything like me?]

Best wishes

KC's Blog said...

Have a super fun trip Lora! You must be so excited! Have fun for me too!
I can't wait to see the pics, this is going to be so cool!
You might even get to talk to Geoff! He has such an awesome powerful voice!
Just have a blast, everything will be just fine with Griffin :)
We love you both :)
I have alot of catching up to do, can you believe we are STILL sick with this flu?

Anonymous said...

oh my once again I have not checked your blog but we finally got a new computer yesterday so I just be able to check in much more. A trip!! Yay for you-you need/deserve it! sending my positive may already even be back by now! Hope it was wonderful!!