I'm overwhelmed. There's no doubt about it. I spent the last two days unpacking and doing laundry (we spent 5 days up at the cabin over Thanksgiving) all while running after a toddler. I try to keep my stress levels down by going to the YMCA, but taking care of a family with three children is a lot of work.
I know I have so much to be thankful for and count my blessings every night before I go to bed. I don't seem to ever finish giving thanks since I always seem to fall asleep first. I am beyond grateful that I have the physical capabilities to do all the things that stress me out. I know that sounds silly, but now that I can do more, it adds a stress that I never had to deal with in the past.
Luckily, I have people in my life who offer help (ie: A basketball parent brought Winona home from practice tonight). I also have people in my life who offer words of encouragement which always makes life easier. The best part is that I have two daughters that make the world a better place (corny, I know) and help me out immensely with John.
I will get through this holiday season with a smile on my face. And I will be sure thank God throughout the day for everyone He sends my way.
After living the first 33 years of my life thinking I had Spastic Diplegia, a form of Cerebal Palsey, I was correctly diagnosed with Dopa Responsive Dystonia (DRD). I am on new medication and doing things that I never imagined possible. This has changed the lives of my husband and two daughters. I truly believe that I am living a miracle each and every day. Life can't get any better than this!