This time of year, just before spring, passes by like I’m caught in a whirlwind. There’s my son’s birthday to plan and to celebrate, there are the hockey series, for both our sons and the spring cleaning to start. Add to that this year, that my oldest suffered a concussion, which still prevents him to play hockey three weeks after it happened, so I’m playing nurse. If you thought a concussion was simply a light situation, I guarantee you there’s more to it. There’s the headaches that come and go, the inability to focus for a long period of time, the crankiness… It requires attention, constant restraint, because the boy does want to be active, but if he does, headaches come back with a vengeance. And there’s school, he’s in an enriched program, which means he’s supposed to go through academics faster, but he can’t focus at the moment. That generates anxiety, will school results plummet? Will teachers understand? That makes a lot going through his young mind…
I anticipate this time of year as much as I dread it. It’s also the time I lost my mom. Two years ago today. So I guess the whirlwind acts as a diversion. A distraction from the sadness and the guilt, a smokescreen that allows joy to shine through anyway. And I take it. I focus on the happy, mostly.
Here’s a few happy images (iphone) from this weekend, remember to focus on the happy yourselves xox This post is part of a blog circle, please visit Abby’s blog and leave some love along the way…
Since he was born on St.Patrick’s day, he’s been my good luck charm ever since xox
Thanks for sharing Isabelle – poor boy – concussion is really awful, that is hard for him. I hope that he is better soon. Love the birthday images. Sending you some happy vibes from Yorkshire.x
Hugs to you, Isabelle. I know that a head injury is a serious thing. Hopefully, the teachers completely understand and take it easy on your son. Also, I’m sending hugs and positive vibes about your mother. I know that losing a loved one that significant leaves such an emptiness that quite frankly can never be replaced by another person. We are so blessed to have these wonderful people who raised us, and when they leave, it’s something that words can’t even describe. I’ll send you lots of positive vibes, and virtual hugs. Abby
That really sounds like ‘quite the time of year’ for you, Isabelle. A concussion sounds like a major headache and I can understand why both you and your son are a little worried, but I am positive that it will work out. And focusing on ‘happy’ will certainly help.
If I could reach out and hug you through my screen I would. I hope healing comes quickly for your son, just let the teachers in on the situation they should be understanding! As for missing your mother that I understand completely & I also celebrate my sons birthday right around her anniversary. It has taken me years to finally say I can approach this time of year with love & hope, instead of sorrow. Give your heart time, it never stops hurting but I promise that pain soften as it heals. Hugs & loving thoughts heading your way!! & happy birthday to your son!!
love the little glimpse into your life … although i’m sorry about this “time”. Two of the biggest turning points in my life share a date, the second being my sons birth which helped me heal in every way. Something someone once told me … don’t cry that it’s over, smile because it happened! ps. hope your not so little man is healing well … as someone who has experienced that kind of concusion it’s not fun but having Mum there helps for sure!