Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Best day in a long time

Today started like any other day but ended with me having so many butterflies in my stomach, I can hardly breath. I think the last time I was this excited was the night before our wedding!

  • Our youngest child woke up around 5am to eat and play for about an hour. Then he went back to sleep.
  • Got up again around 7am to do the morning farm chores.
  • I laid the youngest down for a nap.
  • The older child "helped" me hang clothes on the line. It finally quit raining here!
A moms got to do what a moms got to do
  •  I got the mail. Just some junk and an appointment reminder. No bills!
  • Sent the Hubby off to work.
  • Set up our tent by the garden so the kids can hang out in the shade while I work.
Our view from the tent
  • Got a call from a friend who wanted to visit and give us baby stuff. What a blessing! Clothes and a REALLY nice double stroller!
  • Worked in the garden while the boys napped.
  • Got a notification from someone that saw my last blog post that I had shared with a group on Facebook. Turns out she had a son just like ours.
  • Got another notification from someone else in that same group. Turns out there is a whole other group just for people dealing with L1 syndrome!
  • I joined that group and instantly was connected with over 100 other people that have a son with the same issues!
  • Both boys were so tired they fell asleep by 8:30 and I get some "me" time.
It seems that for our God it is either all or nothing. For quite awhile now I have been feeling alone, guilty, and so unsure of the future as I mention in my last post after taking time off from blogging. Funny how all these connections happen the day after I decided to start writing again. I am so glad my search for finding others like our son, is over. It is now time to start the next chapter with strengthening these connections and raising awareness. If anyone has ever wondered why I share so much of our life online, this is why. I needed this day. This day would never have happened without this blog, Facebook, or the internet.

I truly believe that He was guiding me through my anger and bitterness to lead me to this really great day. I also think it was no coincidence that this last weekend I ran into a woman that does daycare in her home, a special needs child that she cares for, and that child's mom. We had a chance to talk and she made me feel so much better about the future and our oldest son. (I have been worried about what will happen when the Birth to 3 therapy program ends and he goes into the school program)

This truly has been the best day in a very long time. I have always known, but had not been so sure lately, that there is something really great that God is lining up for us. I pray that the storm that our family has been in for so long will start to clear out soon and we will have smooth sailing for awhile. Thank you to all the people that have thrown us a life raft, and helped guide us through. 





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