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MY WORD OF THE WEEK – Future
I think a lot about the future. So far, nothing I expected from my future has happened. I thought I might have been a grandmother by now, or that my older children might have moved out and started their own lives. But things, don’t turn out like you expect. I never thought that I would have four disabled children and become disabled myself. I never imagined my husband would have a heart attack and end up on medication for life. The future is not something we can control.
I do have some hope for the future though. Boo has been ‘conditionally’ accepted on a college course, but even though her mock exam results haven’t been revealed yet I do have access to how she is doing at school and she’s achieving well. Her future could be great if she continues this way.
Last week I told you how I was fighting for help for Star’s medical conditions and we have made some progress. I won’t go into too much detail here. If you check the tab at the top of my blog that says Zebra Hooves, this is where I document all the medical stuff. This week we have finally seen a Gastrointestinal doctor. I had to complain to PALS and here we are a week later after getting a cancellation appointment and getting the ball rolling. And, I’m truly hopeful that this doctor will stick to his words because it sounds like if he provides the right help then Star’s future could be much brighter.
Then there is my future. I remember when I was panicking about becoming fifty and feeling really old, and now here I am getting closer to sixty. How on earth did that happen? Where have the years gone? Ok, I may be panicking a little early as it’s my birthday tomorrow, but I still have a few more years to go.
It’s the local lights switch on tomorrow. The Bournville tree is stunning and I so love driving past it. But it’s always a big event watching the lights switch on (and disabled people get prime position in the crowd.) I love the Carillon playing Christmas carols, I bet George Cadbury would never have imagined what joy he would be bringing for so long in the future when he gifted it to his workers in 1906. It really is an amazing instrument.
“The future is not something we enter. The future is something we create.” ― Leonard I. Sweet
Now it’s over to you, what word or phrase sums up your week this week?
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It is something to think about the future. I didn’t imagine my life turning out like it has but we just get on with it, we have to.
That is great news about Boo! Well done her and I am glad you have made some progress with helping Star out with her medical issues. It is a shame we have to complain to PALS just to get the help our kids need and are entitled to. Good luck.
Ahh! I turned 43 this week and felt old, especially after having quite a tame night out and feeling like I could sleep for a week. lol Happy birthday for tomorrow. Have a wonderful time at the light switch on tomorrow. x
I was just thinking today about how I spent so much time worrying about silly things to do with the future when I was young. Now here I am wishing I could go back and tell myself to relax because life never really turns out how we expect. It’s lovely that Boo is doing well and I do hope that this doctor will be able to help Star. I hope that you had a lovely birthday xxx
It’s hard when the future doesn’t turn out how we thought it would. You’re right that it isn’t something we can control. That’s good news for Boo being conditionally accepted on to her college course. I’m glad you’ve finally managed to get an appointment with a gastrointestinal doctor for Star and I hope that this doctor will be able to help her. Hope that you had a lovely birthday and enjoyed the Christmas lights switch-on x #WotW