Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Changes For Me and My Son

Please keep me in your thoughts this week. I'm headed back east to see my son and help him settle into his group home a bit better. And I'll be taking what may be my last look at the house I lived in for so many years.

I'm not thrilled to go north in January but....one doesn't always have a choice about the timing. My son needs help now to choose what to take to his group home and what to let go of forever. Not an easy thing for anyone—much less someone with Down syndrome.

My daughter will stay with Sophy, which makes things easier for me. I will stay with friends, knowing that they, too, are talking about moving within the next few years.

I will use this visit to see myself in a new way and I will remind myself of all the good that has come out of past changes.

May change come more and more easily for you every day and may you see each challenge as full of wonderful possibilities. Blessings and safe and gentle ((((((((hugs)))))))) to all of you.

April_optimist

10 comments:

Kahless said...

I will definately keep you in my thoughts.

{{{{hugs}}}}

quacks like a duck said...

I will also keep you in my thoughts. Decisions like this are ESPECIALLY difficult for folks with Down Syndrome. My thoughts are with your son as well.
-else

Colleen said...

You are in my prayers.
I have left something for you on my Catholic site. Hope you enjoy.

Enola said...

Prayers - have a safe trip

Holly/Admin said...

I will keep you and your son in my prayers.

Marj aka Thriver said...

I'm thinking of you.

(((((((April)))))))

jumpinginpuddles said...

we hope its goin ok fa ya lookin forward ta hearin how it went

andrew said...

Just to let you know I am reading.
I love your strength and courage.
Hope to god I feel better soon.

Hugs, www.strayblackdog.co.uk

mile191 said...

Come get your award for making Lemonade out of Lemons, and for helping me to. thanks. Mile 191.

April_optimist said...

Thank you everyone. I am back and trying to catch up on everything I couldn't do while I was gone--including access the internet. Your good wishes mean more to me than I can say.