Friday, June 3, 2011
I am honored that others shared my last post on their blogs and FB pages. I am proud to be a part of such a wonderful community and I can't say enough about all the friends I've found through Aiden's journey. To have the support of people who just "get it", is indescribable. One of the first things I suggest to parents who are new to this journey, is to reach out, because it is the love and support from this community that can mean the difference of going insane to finding peace inside.
So yes, we worry. and yes, we freak-a-zoid out at times. it's a part of parenthood no matter what the situation, and sometimes it's just needed in order to move forward.
one of my inspirations, Jodi, whose son is quite a bit further in his hearing journey than Aiden, said it best on my FB page:
"you can worry about your future ... because your present is ok
... and that is a good place to be."
and in this post:
...Keep moving forward, because it is those lessons learned in the present,
the time and attention that you dedicate to loving your family and
that will prepare your child to confront all of those infamous worries that torment those free moments that actually give you time to think.
Keep the faith.
amen to that.
so much more than worry, we have HOPE, and we have FAITH. We are INSPIRED by those who have walked before us, ENCOURAGED by those who walk hand in hand with us, and only hope to provide GUIDANCE and a bit of PEACE to those who walk after us.
and with that said, please take the time to read THIS POST from another one of my inspirations, Rachel, who helps ease my worries about Aiden's future through her story and all her adventures. Make sure you watch the video by clicking on the picture at the top.
chills. tears. smiles.
"Faith is taking the first step even when you don't see the whole staircase."
Martin Luther King Jr.