Like many parents do, I’ve been feeling overwhelmed with life. It seems like our smoothly choreographed routine has been disrupted as things snowballed (and I’m not referring to the weather).
The problems started with the complications of my upcoming surgery. Then, Charlie needs new ankle foot orthotics (which is a lengthy and time consuming process this time), Charlie’s dad has a couple of upcoming business trips, and I’m struggling to keep up with Charlie’s demanding therapy routine and medical appointments.
I felt like I was drowning and have been irritable to say the least.
Fortunately, our scheduled therapy activities were canceled today by the snow storm. I used the opportunity to catch up with household chores. As I cleaned this afternoon, friends from my moms groups unexpectedly messaged me to help out with the logistics of my impending surgery. Finally, I have a foot hold.
Yesterday, the next month felt like an impossible challenge. This evening, I find it manageable. It will be tough but it can be done.
Thank goodness for friends and neighbors.