And Life Gets In The Way

My previous post sounds so upbeat, doesn’t it? Relaxing on the beach, sipping cooling drinks, enjoying the last bits of summer.

Then reality set in and now my brain feels fried. I’ve been volleying phone calls and trying to remember every person, every acronym, of every service there is for my older son. I have two special needs young adults. As a pediatric neurologist once said when they were toddlers, “You don’t just have opposites. You have extreme opposites.”

Thank you. I really needed to hear that, didn’t I. The good thing though is that she had prepared me for what we’d be dealing with for the next several decades. What’s really heart-wrenching is that I love my sons so much, and I hate seeing them struggle with trying to understand the world when it’s like they were born without the manual.

The good news is we’re getting the help they–and I–need. And I thank God for that.

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Summer Things

NOW it is almost the end of summer. Now I’m ready to hear about back-to-school sales and end-of-summer sales. So for the next two weeks, I’ve decided to do “summer things.” Go to the beach a lot, sit on the front porch with a cold glass of lemonade, go for walks, throw a get-together with sandwiches, salads, beer, and chilled white wine, and try to enjoy each day as it comes. And one morning get up early enough to see the sun rise over the ocean.