Thursday, January 17, 2013

Thank you #R2BC



Check out the little picture above! Well, that picture is what has kept me going for the past few days. You see, I have been feeling a little blue. This happens to me each time a momentous milestone should be happening for my son. My lovely boy, who just happens to be on the more severe end of autism. This is the year that Nick should be starting High School. This is the year that many of my friends have children starting High School. I am happy for them all, although I cannot lie... I have been feeling very sorry for myself and for my Nick.

It's been difficult to think of reasons to be cheerful, however, here goes....

I am extremely thankful that Nick does not realise what he is missing out on and that he is a sweet, gentle teenager.

I am very blessed that my first born (Nick's one and only sibling) is a balanced, mature and exceptionally bright kid. 

I am so grateful for my husband, who is the most easy going man I have ever come across. He also loves to cook during the weekend which is a HUGE bonus! :)

Now that school has recommenced after a long five week break, I am feeling very cheerful about having some time for myself. To take some time to do what I want, without having to take into account the challenges of raising a child with special needs. My *me time* is only for a few hours each morning, however, I am grateful for every one of those hours.

My thanks go to Michelle over at Mummy from the Heart who hosts #R2BC. This picture has helped me get through the week.


21 comments:

  1. How wonderful that you've managed to find some reasons to be cheerful. I can imagine that the start of this school year has been very hard for you.

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  2. It's nice to have a few hours to yourself, I have been so busy since the kids went back to school - I can actually get things done without being interrupted lol! And yay for your husband cooking, it gives you a break, hehe.
    Lovely reasons :)
    Sarah x

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    1. @Suzanne ~ Phew, it hasn't been an easy start, although thanks to R2BC I am beginning to feel a little more positive!

      @Sarah ~ Crumbs, I know what you mean about being busy. To be honest, I have a huge *to do* list, but I just can't bring myself to look at it!!

      Thank you for your comments.

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  3. I think you're phenomenal. Well done you for staying positive over what must be a very difficult time. I've only just found your blog but am loving it :) xx

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  4. A husband that cooks... that's a bonus...enjoy your me time..have a fab weekend x

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  5. Yes, milestones are hard and only we (parent of children with special needs) know that... It ait easy... I'm here if you need to talk...

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    1. @Pressies by Pebbles ~ Thank you, that's really kind of you. I really appreciate your comment.

      @Shahnaz MummyBeBeautiful ~ I LOVE that he cooks! You have a good weekend too. :)

      @Petra ~ Thanks my friend. xx

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  6. Thank goodness for #r2bc. This way we can take in the little victories and take joy from the milestones our children make xxx

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    1. Hi Joanna, so true... #R2BC highlights the good things that happen, whether they be big or small. Thanks for stopping by.

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  7. Sorry you have been feeling blue, but glad you found lots of reasons to be cheerful

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  8. @Pinkoddy ~ Thank you for your comment. All is right with the world again! :)

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  9. Thinking of you: for me the worst time was getting the acceptance letter for secondary school for Smiley - the same one her sister attended, as I'd put her name on the waiting list when she was a toddler xx

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    1. Thanks, Blue Sky. I am sure that receiving the letter for Smiley was very sad. Its horrid that the dreams we have for our toddlers don't reach fruition. :(

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  10. I so get it - the feeling sad when it seems like life is passing by our sweet kids. And I so appreciate your ability to stay thankful through it all.

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  11. I can't see your picture but so glad you ahve been able to find some reasons to be cheery. Your gentle boy is a credit to you I'm sure. Mich

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    1. Hi Mich, the picture is your 'reasons to be cheerful' :-)
      Thank you for stopping by.

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  12. In the hurly burly of being pulled this way and that, it is always good to stand still and acknowledge the enduring things in our lives and the happiness they bring. Good stuff! L x

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    1. Hey L, nice to see you here! :)
      Thank you for your comment, it certainly helps me to be positive, especially when I am not feeling on top of the world!

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  13. my love - how well I understand the feeling of downness
    The time keeps passing by and those milestones can feel so painful
    I love that you keep doing R2BC
    I am hoping also that the me time will be amazing to restore your feeling of balance

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    1. Hi K, I really do enjoy R2BC and it is also great to read the posts by other people. I wonder if the milestones ever get easier, lets hope so. Have a great week.

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  14. Oh I understand so well. I guess it will always follow me in life when the one twin has a milestone and the other not

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