I have been limiting my Internet time lately. Willow is going through a “growth spurt.” I have learned (the hard way) you have to seize these limited times of neurological growth and be really aggressive. I am as spending as much time with her as possible and we have increased her private therapy to 5 hours a week. The biggest gain recently is she is not having as many sensory issues and OCD like habits. If everything was not “just right” she would scream bloody murder:-( She was also very, very destructive. Exhausting. All of the sudden, it just quit being so obsessively important to her. Her habits were getting pretty bad and it made going anywhere with her difficult: fans on, doors shut, lights on, and don’t drain the tub! It made home difficult too. Her growth spurts are usually preceded by a time of regression that is almost unbearable. It makes taking care of her more than a full time job that does not include my housework. Truthfully, during these times I wish I could afford to have help in the home. Because my other kids get completely ignored. Right now, I have time to spend with my other children. I am also able to nurture their relationship with Willow in a way that is impossible when she is having severe sensory issues. Time is a very rare commodity around here. We are reading, playing outside, and visiting friends. The kinds of things other families get to do and (usually) take them for granted. I don’t know how long it will be like this. My children are blooming. We are going through a time of great blessing right now and I don’t want to miss a single moment. I am taking a cue from this woman and embracing my life. This fall, Krystiana is starting her Homeschooling journey and I am planning on sharing and exchanging ideas. Until then, I am enjoying my time with my family and friends:-)
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