Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Moving Is Hard on the Body, Mind and Soul

Moving is hard, it's hard physical work, it's hard emotional work.  We have left everyone and everything behind that we know and love, we have left all of it to make a change, to be able to be a family just the four of us. We lived with my parents before leaving, and as devastated as everyone was I think moving was the best for everyone.  We needed our own space and we were invading my parents space.
I can't tell you what a wonderful feeling it is to have my own kitchen, my own space, my own.  It is the most wonderful feeling in the world.  Don't get me wrong I love my parents dearly and miss them terribly but this is the life that my family and I needed right now.  Our own place, our own lives, our own family.
Getting use to a place can also prove to have it's difficulties.  I had made some really great friends back "home" especially those that knew what I was going through with the Down Syndrome,  I felt like I had a finally made a connection with some ladies.  I in general have a  VERY hard time making friends, so to have to make friends all over again is very difficult for me.
My husband on the other hand who never really had a lot of friends is fitting right in here and has made friends with the guys at his job.
Then there is the added stress of Down Syndrome, finding doctors, and dentists and cardiologists can be very daunting.  But I did get it all done for the most part, so there is a great sense of relief now.  My son is doing so wonderful with school, he fit right in with his class, made a new friend and already got a student of the week award, he is my hero.  He just lets things roll off his back, doesn't let stress get to him, is just happy doing his thing.  So I am going to take a cue from my very bright and intelligent son, just go with the flow and everything will turn out alright.  Hope you are all having a great day.

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

So Happy and Back to Blogging

Hi everyone, I am back and better than ever, okay maybe not but I am a whole lot happier.   It was a long few weeks of packing, lifting, loading, moving, making plans, finding a place to live, new jobs, new everything. So we did it, we moved to the south where the sun is always shining, the birds are always singing, okay so it rains, and there are dreary days as well, but we are so happy to be starting our new lives, and we are absolutely loving it here.  I am also happy to be back to blogging and our somewhat regualr schedueled programming.
My son is loving his new school and I am extremely impressed with it as well.  I feel like I am finally living my life for me, loving my life, enjoying my life.  I was constantly living in the shadows of other people's lives, living to make everyone else happy, never to make myself happy, and I what's changed now?  I am truly happy, happier than I have ever been in my entire life.  I almost don't know how to deal with it, I don't know how to respond to it.  I was so worried about my daughter and getting her the services she will need but I know that she will be just fine, she has her family who loves her and that  is the first step.
We have dealt with so much during our first years of marriage, I feel like this is finally our time to shine, our time to be happy, our time to be comfortable in our lives.  I feel so blessed and I am happy to get this blog up and going again.