Day 457: New Community

Madison had a busy day, it was lots of fun and therapy free! 

Madi visited her first garage sale this morning when out for an early Saturday walk. She picked out 2 pink bracelets (shocking) and haggled the price which was hilarious – the only problem is she went up in price. The lady said “1 dollar please” and Madison said “No! 5!” The lady then gave her both bracelets for 50 cents. 

Madison then went shopping for her friend Theo’s birthday present and on the way out stopped by the pet store to say hello to her fish friends.

One of the highlights of her day was visiting her little buddy Owen. She played with his pup Bauer, entertained Owen and Jack and pushed Owen in his swing. She is is such a good little babysitter. 

Madison finished her afternoon by helping Mommy and Daddy clean up the backyard and put out some of her summer toys. 

Madison, Mommy, Daddy and Jack are happy they have found a new community of friends walking the same path. Madison has a new group of little CP warrior friends that all live relatively close and are all under the age of 3! She will be getting together with some of them this coming week and is excited for more play dates in the future with her little buddies who work just as hard as her and do the same types of therapies and have some of the same equipment. One of the moms shared this with Mommy today. Mommy is so grateful to have her new amazing mom friends who are so supportive and truly “get it”.

đź’•I See Youđź’•

I see you running your child to therapy when your friends are running their kids to Little League or ballet

I see you slipping out of the conversation when your friends are all chiming in about milestones and test grades.

I see you constantly juggling appointments and meetings.

I see you sitting at your computer for hours researching what your child needs.

I see you cringe when people whine about what feels like petty things.

I see you spread thin but still going the extra mile for your family.

I see you digging for depths of strength you never dreamed you had.

I see you showing appreciation to the teachers, therapists and medical professionals who serve your child with you.

I see you rising early in the morning to do it all again after another chaotic night.

I see you when you’re hanging on to the end of your rope for dear life.

I know you feel invisible, like nobody notices any of it. But I want you to know I notice you. I see you relentlessly pushing onward. I see you keep choosing to do everything in your power to give your child the best possible care at home, in school, at therapy and the doctor.

What you’re doing matters. It’s worth it.

On those days when you wonder if you can do it another minute, I want you to know I see you. I want you to know you’re beautiful. I want you to know it’s worth it. I want you to know you aren’t alone. I want you to know love is what matters most, and you have that nailed.

And on those days when you have breakthroughs, those times when the hard work pays off and success is yours to cherish, I see you then too, and I am proud of you.

Whichever day today is, you’re worthy, you’re good and I see you.

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