Month: August 2015

Prep for the next stage 

How do we prepare ourselves with facing our biggest fears?  My sons open heart surgery is coming up and yes he has had years of surgeries and faced many medical hurdles cardiac wise however this time round this one really is hard.  I feel bad for accepting the actual date of surgery thinking what if something goes wrong and it’s all because I picked the wrong day. What if I decided to postpone for another few months. The what if’s drive me insane.  Then I think I end up self talking myself into accepting this and positive thoughts flow. It’s such a strange mixed up emotional time.  Packing and writing practical lists helps. Focusing on the practicals probably makes you survive these tense unknown times.  Planning beyond the surgery date is non existent, it’s like life stops that day until we know how surgery goes. Not one appointment or social activity had made it to the diary.  Lift literally stops on that day. It stops as long as the critical faze of recovery takes. Being …

We did it 

woohoo !!!!!!!  We did our two week road trip up to Queensland.      Wonderful times fantastic conversations and no internet for the kids. It was truly a wonderful family holiday.  We had everything against us with the kids father having two shattered arms in plaster and having two sick/disabled kids to care for but master almost 16 was an amazing help. He did all the trailer connecting and Heavy lifting. Didn’t complain at all.  We live in such a beautiful country surrounded by sugar cane plantations banana crops macadamia crops and beaches and cattle. It is truly a beautiful experience driving around this country.  It has inspired me to want to live more free and de clutter and stop wasting money on stupid non useful things. It has shown me that children adapt so easily as long as you prepare well from the start.  I am well use to packing for trips to the hospital and long term living out of a bag and never pack to much but know to pack certain items …