The family has a lot to be thankful for as we start the new year. We definitely had a good start with one good news after another. We may be seeing the light at the end of the tunnel, after all.
Miguel has been seizure-free since November last year and he’s pretty much in good health. This is the first good thing that’s been happening to us. We’ve been able to relax a bit and go back to our usual family routine. I feel like we are in that state of calm after the storm. Everything’s quiet and peaceful.
Another good news we received was that we qualified for some assistance from the government regarding respite and “homemaker” services. This means that I will be relieved of some of the work around the house to focus on Miguel. I will also be having time to go outside and have time for myself because somebody is coming to watch over him. This is definitely a treat for me!
Last week, the agency sent me a cleaning lady and she helped me tremendously in catching up with my household chores. I never thought how two clean bathrooms and vacuumed floor made me feel so much better!
I am sure I will have more time for Miguel when my 4-year old Olivia goes to kindergarten in September. I will be able to focus more on Miguel’s physiotherapy and speech. Hopefully, we’ll be able to do more in his oral feeding too so we can graduate from the tube soon.
We’re hoping and praying that this year brings more good news for us. We know that the possibility of setbacks is still there. Miguel may get sick again or there may be other challenges. But we know that what our family has gone through in the past year made us stronger and wiser to face whatever it is we’ll have to face in the future.
With God’s help, we’re confident we’ll be able to get through this year with a calm heart and a positive spirit.