Thursday, January 3, 2013

A Day in the Life....

It's the 3rd of January and we have visited doctors 6 times this year.  
All for different reasons and all fairly important....

In the last 3 days, we have learned how to breath with and operate the CPAP, Gone to Urgent Care for a sprained ankle, Orthodontist for a braces check, Ophthalmology visit, Dermatology check-up and ER visit for a broken wrist---WHEW....I'm exhausted!

Three days into the year and I am experiencing let down.  
So much medical drama, so much information, so many things to juggle.

Lessons on how to breath with CpAp

A slip in the kitchen-No Break!  A sprain for Rachel

Dancing in the living room-a fall, resulted in a wrist fracture

Not so good news from the 6 month check up

We've all had moments when life issues overwhelm us or make us feel scattered.  It's easy to become discouraged...depressed...or angry.  Today, I was feeling EVERYTHING!  I was ready to say "I QUIT!"  I truly felt that I had to be on some reality show, that was testing how far a person could be pushed, before completely losing it. (I was actually looking for hidden cameras)

My frustration level was interrupted on the drive home from the ER visit- where we learned that Brooklyn had broken her wrist.  A little voice from the back seat said, "Mama...How am I going to draw or color with my hand all wrapped up like this?"  So simple...But THAT was HER worry.  Here I was focusing on how overwhelmed I was that I had to be running around, to doctor after doctor....And my little girl was sitting their with her own worries.

So easy to get wrapped up in how life isn't fair, or the problems are too big...or too many.  
Truth is....
LIFE-Isn't fair.   And the problems-CAN be too big, or too many.

THRIVING, doesn't mean you wear a cape and have super hero powers.  It doesn't mean you can't get angry - overwhelmed or frustrated--THRIVING means you recognize that you are human.  That life CAN get you down....Thriving is when you pick yourself up and keep going, even when it's hard...Even when things really stink...



  1. Kristy, I come here everyday. I have loved getting to know your sweet family. Thank you for all you do for NF. I don't know how you juggle everything! You and the family are in my prayers. I hope 2013 gets better for you!
    Maybe you are getting all the DRAMA out of the way early, and the rest of the year will be a breeze? I'm hoping this is true for you!
    Many hugs....Many prayers

    Julie (your Facebook friend and Admirer)

  2. Good for you Hunny! I know how you're feeling, and I applaud you for recognizing your limits and regrouping.

    And even though you don't think so, you do wear a cape and have super powers...all moms (especially those with kids like ours) do!

    Big hugs!