We only have Jade.
And we will not have another one.
She is a handful.
I think if we had a normal child before her things will be so much different.
But this is what we have and what we deal with every day.
She has a 5 year old cousin Annè and Mieke that is 3 months younger then Jade.
I look at Mieke and she is ‘normal’ she can support herself.
Walk by herself and entertain herself.
Jade can’t do any of that.
Jade also wants to play with them but can’t get to them so they come to her.
It amazes me how they love each other.
Mieke always wants to kiss Jade and Annè just wants to make her laugh.
They get along so well.
But Jade might never be able to play with them like a ‘’Normal Child” and that really does not bother me.
Her cousins will entertain her that way as well.
They know something is wrong with her but are too young to understand.
Their mom (my sister in law) also has CP.
She is a school teacher.
Just like her aunt.
With hard work and a lot of love from her whole family Jade will be fine.
I have to keep telling myself that otherwise I will go mad with worry.
Being positive is really important but remember that you can have an off day now and then.
Are you happy with your current therapist?