Sunday, December 11, 2011

I'm A Believer.

Over the past couple of weeks both boys have been to a homeopathic doctor, the pediatrician, a psychologist, an AAC expert, and of course our regular weekly visits with the occupational therapist and speech therapist.

Within the next month or two we're planning on seeing a neurodevelopmental therapist, a developmental pediatrician, a behavioralist, and a neuropsychologist.

It's a lot.  And sometimes I just wonder why am I doing this?  Sometimes I think I'm wasting a lot of money, energy, and time.

However, it's not in my nature to just sit and continue on our current path if there are avenues we haven't explored.  If there are new concerns that are popping up I'm not going to just sit still and not try to figure out what we can do about it.

I'm not a skeptic, obviously.  I'm a believer.  I hold on to hope that there are keys to each one of my children that if we find it we'll see changes.  I am a believer because we have found those keys for certain areas like gut issues and self-injurious behaviors.  I am a believer for my own children and for all the children that I work with.

"Someone" asked me today how I was making all this money to pay for it all.  I just simply answered, "I find the money.  If there is a door that opens for us and the only block is a financial one, then I'll cut something else out from our expenses.  We don't have to go to the movies or have the newest gaming system out there."

Tomorrow we drive two hours to see a neurodevelopmental therapist that is trained and certified in everything: Bal-A-Vis-X, Brain Gym, Rhythmic Movements, Masgutova, Jin Shin Jyutsu, Craniosacral, and a ton more.  She's only here in the state for one day to do consulting and I feel very blessed to have both my boys being able to be seen by her.

So while that "someone" grumbles at me for spending my money (and where it's his place, I'm not sure), I can only look at it with my optimistic eyes that maybe she'll help us move our current therapies in a new direction and we'll see even more growth.

I look at it as I'm giving my two boys the best Christmas present I can- another chance to ensure their future is as bright as possible.


Krista Speck said...

Amen Sister!
I am shocked (and disgusted) that someone would question your financial decision making when it comes to your kids health & future!  You are an example of a truly devoted & loving parent.

Franzpiefke said...

i can not say it enough : you are amazing !

Kelly Hafer said...

Way to go, Momma! Keep fighting the good fight. I'm a bit discouraged right now, so this is a wonderful reminder for me, too. Thanks. :)

Lizbethcole29 said...

Oh my goodness, they had no right to ask where the money comes from.  It comes from buying off brands at Walmart, not taking vacations for years and not buying clothes for yourself in are doing what you need to do for you kids.  And you are doing a great job of it.  

Lana Rush said...

I am constantly amazed at the sacrifices that some parents are NOT willing to make for their children.  You're doing the right thing - and don't let anyone make you think otherwise!

Karen V. said...

I'm a believer too.  I hope you have a great consult with everyone on your list!  There will always be someone - close - but not close enough - that questions what we do.  We do it for love and unless you live that love like we do, you don't understand.  xoxo

Malinaltzin said...

I'm also a believer. And good for you for sticking to your guns and holding onto that optimism. You're right, it is the best Christmas gift you could give and well done for getting them such an elusive appointment!! Congrats mama!! Ans as for people questioning you? WTF??

Barbara @ said...

I applaud how you spend according to your priorities.  We did/do the same - living within our means while providing our children what we believe in.