Sharing my heart is hard for me, but hoping this might catch the eye of just one parent who might be going through the same thing...
This past month has been rough. I take that back. Since I’ve gone back to work and Mary-Grace started daycare in February, it’s been hard. We’ve all gotten sick more times than I can count. She’s not napping, and has recently started waking up at night. She’s had a cough and has been vomiting for over a month that is either caused by acid reflux, or simply mucus. But no doctor wants to really look into it. I was feeling overwhelmed thinking of her health (and all my concerns), her progress, especially since we just added two therapies (speech and occupational) and started to feel like I can’t handle this. I wish I didn’t have to work so I could be at each therapy session with her. And if I didn’t have to be at work all day, I’d have more time to really address her napping issues. I started to think that if she’s not healthy, eating/sleeping enough, or progressing at the correct rate, it’s my fault.
Then this happened...
MG’s PT texted and said she did phenomenally in her session that day. She’s gotten stronger and has made a ton of progress in the last few weeks. Her speech therapist said the same. She’s improved in the few short weeks since she started ST. Then it hit me. Mary-Grace is going to do things at her own pace. She’s so much stronger than I ever realized (physically, mentally in every way). We all help her along the way, but this girl works hard for all the milestones she’s achieved. So proud to call her my daughter. Her worth is far greater than I can ever shout. I’m thankful to be able to have this perspective, even if my thoughts get lost and sometimes consumed by fear. I’m also thankful for encouraging therapists who adore my sweet girl and recognize her potential. Mary-Grace is going to do great things. I’m just here to cheer her on and provide tons of kisses for a job well done. 😘 .
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