Summer is here and I am finding joy in having said NO to Summer School. After 15 months sitting alongside Marky, in front of a computer, for all of his classes – we both NEEDED this break. There was nothing that 4 weeks of Summer School could offer that he would benefit from. The lack of a schedule and ability to have no school schedule is exactly what we both needed. I know we are not alone in what we had to do, or what we chose to do, BUT, I also know that our lives were significantly impacted and it will take some time to get back to our new normal.
In all honesty, Marky has developed more anxiety and leaving the house has become a chore for him, We continue to work with a wonderful therapist and speech pathologist to incorporate techniques to help him. It is a big difference in who he was pre covid, in that, he loved adventures, he loved school and he was always up to do something spontaneous, now, I need to coach and talk and” breathe with him”, just to get into a car. I am optimistic that we will work through it, but, I do wish it were easier for him .
I am going to take these next 2 months to really try to be present with him. He will be going to back to school in September, we did not have him attend any graduation ceremony and I am not even ready to talk about that. I do not have any regrets, just some sadness around it all.
I debated sharing how hard things have been, but then realized, the purpose of this site is to share all . I miss writing, it was always so cathartic for me, I hope it comes back soon!
I hope you all are enjoying the days, making the time to enjoy some sunshine, maybe even planning an escape or 2.
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Wishing you a safe and enjoyable start to Summer.
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