Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Summer

Summer is here...officially...and Maddie is in full blown summer camp...WHAT! I am excited for her...I know she is going to love it...I also know that she needs this intense balance of play, therapy and routine to make her blow up developmentally...on the flip side the reality hits that I cannot do it on my own...I have to ask for help...we are very fortunate to have some of the best therapist/teachers around working with our girl...and that is the only way that this makes this summer bearable...I miss her already and it has been 4 hours since she has left me...for a mother who thought Maddie would never leave...she sure is gone alot! Maddie social calendar is by far the busiest of the family...I have finally realized and/or accepted my role as Maddie mother...it is the role of caregiver and scheduler...Maddie mimics me and I hold her accountable for behaviors and such...but if I think of my role it is making sure that everyone in Maddie life has a purpose wether it is friend, teacher, mentor, therapist, doctor, nurse so on...each person plays a role in Maddie life and it is a significant role...they do not know each other and probably most of them will never meet...but each one has to be the best in order for Maddie to be her best...we don't just decide to do something it is generally with consultation from all contributing parties involved...for example potty training...everyone from me, mentors, teachers, and therapists all have to be on the same page...if we are not all saying the same prompts and using the same tools...potty training will take even longer...Maddie life revolves around what you cannot see...her insides...if the doctors and nurses do not do there jobs and I don't do mine then Maddie teachers, mentors, and therapists cannot do theirs...it is all a community of Maddie...the more I age and experience the more I get that I am in the middle and if I do not have my head on straight others cannot help my girl...so today we begin a new routine...a new chapter of sorts that will continue until Maddie has aged out...scary...not really...comforting that I am not alone in my love and passion for helping Maddie be more amazing...

4 comments:

  1. You are amazing because giving up control...allowing that community to help out...is something I still struggle with a lot. Maddie will be amazing, you are so right about that, because you do what is best for her all the time! She is certainly one busy girl. :) Yeah for summer!

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  2. Sounds like Madds has a great team of people who all care about her. Can't wait to hear more about her summer camp!!

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  3. Hi,

    I have a quick question for you regarding your blog, but I couldn't find your contact information. Do you think you could send me an email whenever you get a chance?

    Thanks,

    Cameron

    cameronvsj(at)gmail(dot)com

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  4. I really like your blog and have nominated you for a Liebster award. Here is the link!
    http://mynewjourneyinholland.blogspot.ca/2013/06/passing-on-torch-my-liebster-award.html

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