My month of CP Awareness has come to an end. At times this has been difficult admitting some of the things I have shared, particularly how much we worry and how stressful it really is. Because the truth of the matter is, no matter how much we worry or feel challenged, I would never in a million years consider Asher, or any part of him, a burden.
I hope it's clear that while our family may not look exactly like your family, or what we had envisioned our own family dynamic would be, we are happy. Asher's disability is a small part of our lives, whereas all three of our kids abilities are a huge part that bring us pride and joy every single day.
Now that this month has come to an end, I'm sorry it's over. In case you missed any of the month's posts here's the highlights:
There's the intro and the definition and the types. (Wow what a boring start - thanks for continuing on and not losing interest after that riveting kickoff!)
Need to know more about umbrellas? Or some teaching strategies?
Here's all the stuff that could have happened, but didn't.
And here's the cutest face ever.
These are some of my friends, particularly my awesome friend Cary.
Errrgh, this one's full of worry. Tread lightly.
Remember all of his therapy? Here's a new one.
This is where we're going to see a picture of what happened and this is what we refer to as the condition that shall not be named.
Want to learn a bit about me? Ok then, here's some more!
****Needle off the record****
We interrupt this regularly scheduled CP reporting to say that our firstborn baby lost her first tooth! Yes, I realize this has NOTHING to do with CP but it's just so darn important and exciting that it needs to go down forever in history!!
****And now we resume****
Awww, he's just a little boy. But still, we need a break from him sometimes (not to mention the other two!).
Yay - we're all learning! And we're learning some more.
Has it been a year already? Apparently you can't really tell.
Do you know that Parents of Preemies are rockstars?! And so is Asher! Oh wait, so are Nolan and Rio!
He works so hard and he's so very loved.
Whaaaa....Dad's here?? What a treat! Even if he does drop an F bomb and talk about an 80s movie.
The name of the game is not blame. (I'm a poet and yes, I do know it!)
Will we ever accept this?
And can YOU accept that this month of CP awareness is about to end?! I know, tragic isn't it? But it just did. 31 posts about our life with CP - mission accomplished.
I hope you feel enlightened and educated. I personally feel a bit exhausted, but it was totally worth it. This guy makes everything worth it:
Asher thanks you!