This page is for the Dirty Scraps challenge blog. The challenge was to scrap a pivotal point in your life, good or bad. There were so many for me to choose from! Jake's diagnosis was the first one that popped into my head. I figured I wouldn't over think it and just go with it. I'm so glad I did...
What do you do? It’s not like he’s different today from yesterday, right? Same kid. Same challenges. Same love and light of your life. So you grieve a day or two when you realize your child isn’t perfect. You already knew he wasn’t. You’ve been dealing with the monster tantrums, the inability to focus, the non-stop energy for his 5 years. Now it’s time to form a game plan. How are you going to prepare for school, for home, for life? It’s just a label really, but it opens up new opportunities and of course, the unknown challenges.
We took a parenting/social skills class together after your diagnosis. The first night we went around all shared what we admired about our children. Many things that are hard for you or tough for us to deal with are overall qualities to be admired. Your creativeness, your amazing leadership skills and kindness to all will take you great places. We all need to learn how to steer you in the right direction. This is going to be a long and winding journey, but we won’t give up on you!
Photo: 6/2009 @ CUIDAR graduation