Nov
21
2014

Update on My Daughter {& me}

by Kimberlee Stokes Affiliate Link Disclosure B

Ah, lovely readers. Have I mentioned how much I adore you and how thankful I am for you?

I have had so many comments and emails telling me how you are praying for my daughter and for our family. THANK YOU!

 

I wanted to give you an update on how things are going at our house.

 

My sweet child is doing so much better. She is moving around the house in her wheelchair throughout the day, doing some school and she even helped her younger sister to bake some cookies for her birthday party. She loves baking so being able to help even in a small way made her happy.

She continues to have some pain, is still restricted in the use of her arm and is unable to put weight on her broken ankle but the doctor wants her to start trying to walk with the orthopedic boot starting next week. The best part for me is that she is joking and smiling which means that her pre-accident personality is shining through.

 

Everything almost feels normal.

 

And that is the problem. I expect myself to be able to continue with life as usual now that my daughter is feeling better but the truth is this entire incident has taken an emotional and physical toll. I am tired and all I want to do is take care of my kids, do artwork, watch home improvement shows on Netflix and sleep.

It feels like slogging through molasses to get anything done, my brain is foggy and I am easily overwhelmed.

In addition, one of my daughter’s dear friends chose to kill himself last week so we are all grieving the loss of this amazing young man.

 

I called one of my sweetest and most encouraging friends yesterday and she reminded me that I am still in survival mode and I need to stick to the basics of what absolutely MUST be done. Everything else has to be on hold for now.

If I had a friend who had experienced all that we have been through in the last month I would probably tell her the same thing but it’s difficult to see clearly when you are in the midst of it all.

 

So I am going to take the advice that I would give anyone else and I will be taking time off from the blog until after Thanksgiving to try and regain some equilibrium.

And some sleep.

 

 

 

 

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