Following Conner's Autism diagnosis, the past few weeks have been filled with multiple doctor's appointments, school screenings, developmental evaluations.... the list is endless. On top of all of that, I have my everyday task of trying to run a 24/7/365 business, which is stressful enough on it's own. And all of the additional appointments and screenings have really effected Conner, it gets him off his normal routine, which has made for a very miserable few weeks for me. He has regressed on his speaking and instead of "using his words" he screeches at the top of his lungs. At times I just want to pull my hair out!!!
And that is where this quote comes into play. I just have to step back and breathe! I deal with all the chaos by stepping back, taking a huge deep breathe, and thinking of all the great things I have in my life:
A beautiful family of children & grandchildren
A loving husband
A roof over my head
Food in our mouths
A successful business
Loving friends who are there to help me out
AND MOST OF ALL A RELATIONSHIP WITH GOD
These things make me smile, and remember how many people are not as blessed as I am, and would love to be in my place, no matter how much stress that entails!
So when you get too stressed or a bit overwhelmed. Step back, take a deep breathe and remember to be thankful for all that you have been given, and keep on trucking right along, it will get easier.