Sometimes there are things in life that you know must be happening for a reason. Yet at the time you just have no idea how there possibly could be a reason.
Sometimes you need to look a little deeper to realise that there is always a lesson to be learned during our toughest times.
Sometimes in order to experience and understand peace and happiness, you need to experience difficulty and hardship.
It's wierd, but I recently found my old diaries that I had kept hidden away for over ten years. What an eye opener to say the least. Somehow I have managed to predict some of my future (sure glad I wrote it all down). But the thing that stood out the most was how utterly sad I was during those years. Desperately sad. Unnoticably sad. How I got through those years I have no idea.
I also discovered something absolutely awesome though.
Becoming pregnant with Ryley was the turning point. It marked a new beginning. It was the best thing that could ever have happened to me. It was the point at which my life took on meaning. Despite the challenges I have had thrown my way over the past 9 years, I have never ever reached that desperately sad point again. Ever.
Having a child with a disability is bloody hard at times. But I am so lucky. Lucky that Ryley chose me to be his mother. Lucky that Braeden chose me too. And Lucky that I am still here to tell the tale.
September 15 is RU OK day. You can click on the link here: RUOK
We live in a society that struggles with the idea of community. We are so caught up talking through social media that we often forget how to have conversations in real life.
I urge you to take the time to ask someone if they are ok. Not just on this day, but always.