Making Sure to Take Deep Breaths

As I type this post, I need to remind myself to take deep breaths. Things will be ok. The storm will end and there has to be some sort of rainbow coming. Of course, at the same time, my inner Eeyore does not believe it. I want to sit here and scream. Wednesday has not been a good day. I sent the little kid off to kindergarten in tears again. Once home, I did some work and then called to get blood test results from the ENT for him. Those were a-ok, but the radiologist does not agree with the doctor on his assessment of the x-ray.

 Eeyore kind of day

I held it together as I waited to hear back about scheduling a follow-up appointment with the ENT. Knowing that surgery for my son may be needed. Then, JSL’s teacher wanted to talk to me. Apparently, they wanted to do further speech testing. JSL had just “graduated” from speech therapy in June after two intensive and amazing years. My sweet little guy is so nervous with all of the changes that he isn’t confident in his speech. All of the hard work has him talking slow and fragmented, which messes up the articulation. Of course, being stuffed up and having a hard time breathing will also make you do those things.

Then, it was a mad dash to get NHL and shuttle him to Hebrew School. Traffic was horrible, but we just got there before class started. Then things happened that blew my mind. I do not have words for what I witnessed. Thank goodness I went with NHL to the classroom and he did not go alone. We left and now wait to see what will happen. Memories of my Hebrew School experiences came flashing back. I will NOT allow this to happen to my child.

Giant rainbow after the storm

There is more that I want to write about, but that will come later. So much to share that may help others, but first I need to make sure we are set with the news and developments that happened over the last few months. For now, I will remind myself that I am blessed with my family, support system, and must just keep swimming.

How do you remind yourself to keep going and look for the rainbow?

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  • Devo K says:

    I’ve been having a rough week, what with deadlines at work, a 3 1/2 year old home sick for a couple days and the same child refuses to go to bed without a war. I’ve also been going to intake meetings with the 5 year old’s new therapists as the new school year begins and I simply don’t have the time to spare but I know how important these are.

    All I can say is, tomorrow is my work deadline and then it’s Shabbat. Then Sunday night begins Rosh Hashana so many of the things that have been making me want to throw something through a wall and/or stand in my shower and weep won’t matter or will have passed…

    I gotta say, these past few days have NOT been my finest.
    Devo K´s last blog post ..Five Generations

  • Cathi says:

    One ay at a time! ;)
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  • I’m sorry to hear that you have had such a tough week. I can definitely relate to those kind of days. We’ve had a few around here recently too.

    Just wanted to wish you and your family a sweet New Year. Shana Tova!

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