We definitely have our ups and downs and we love to celebrate when we are up on that mountain. We also have learned to navigate our way through the valleys. I want to say that it is getting easier to go through the times in the valley, but I really can't.
That is just something that we are going to have to work through each time. I have an amazing blog post in my head about "Finding Hope Through the Grief" and it will come through, soon I hope:-) I just have to figure out how or why we can keep going, every time we are knocked down. I know, it doesn't really make much sense, and even for me it doesn't make sense. All I know is we get through it all no matter what.
So, instead of reminiscing and dwelling on the initial impact of Faiths birth, I want to share some of the insight we have learned this past year. My poem was called - And The Teacher is Taught a Lesson, here are some of the lessons my child has taught me...
- No matter how grim the diagnosis (or vague), we have learned that nurture trumps nature in our circumstance
- We choose our own path in life, when given the set of directions (bad news, bad situations etc) we make a decision to set us back or to push us to strive more
- The ending has never been written, we are the authors of our lives
- Gods plan is always greater then ours - even when we think He is on break, He is exactly where He needs to be
- No one knows it all. We are all learning on this journey; from parents, to kids, to doctors etc...none of us have (or will) arrive
- We need to celebrate the little things in life. It helps our glasses to defog enough that we can see we are not alone
- And we really are not alone. We may have a different circumstance compared to someone else, but the feelings are the same. The emotions are the same.
- Life is worth celebrating. They crying is ok, the emotions are ok...but don't forget to celebrate THROUGH any circumstance:-)