Sunday, November 28, 2010

So Thankful

This thanksgiving week we have been in Morro Bay it was a vacation we planned long before we knew we were moving back to England. I was annoyed before going away that we had so much to do and going away would stop us getting things done, and that it wasn't good timing just before moving! It was planned to celebrate my father-in-law 70th birthday and Thanksgiving, together in Morro bay.

The Boys went fishing and caught a fish.

But this week has not been what I expected, it was great to get away from it all. My stomach has been in a knot with all the things that have to be done, things we still have to sell or give away and doing budgets figuring out if we can afford to get through it all without bankrupting ourselves. So to get away and take a step back from it all has really helped us see things clearer and relax about everything, things don't seem as bad as they did a week ago.

Annabelle sitting more and more

Having a special needs child is a bit like this, you constantly have this knot in your stomach about what the future holds for your child. You are so close to the everyday problems, in the thick of things, that you can't see an image of your child progressing, and seeing other children progressing can really make you sad and overwhelmed, such as when I saw Charlie from Bird on the street sitting up, the thoughts running through my head was real happiness for Charlie that he was sitting but sadness that Annabelle wasn't. I just couldn't picture her sitting up, it just seemed impossible at the time! I knew that we were doing similar therapies but that doesn't mean that your child will follow the same path. Sometimes you have to take a step back, and accept we are not in control ( even if you would like to be) away from all the therapies, the supplements, the doctors and relax! Then that image of your child progressing can form in your head. Your child can relax too.

Very happy to be on holiday with Nanna and Grandad
I have been exhausted constantly on the go from therapy to doctors to more therapy sometimes we just need a break.
I am so thankful for the time to relax and spend time with our family to create our future together and when you relax, and leave the things that are out of your control, the plan becomes clear.
Happy Thanksgiving everybody.

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