Front row Annie, Dawn, Jill, Julie, Joanna, Lisa, Shauna & Erin
A Big Thank you to Julie for giving us all a new t-shirt & to Lindsey who designed them
We've all seen our children die from drowning and we've all seen our children come back to life. We've all spent weeks in the PICU wondering if our children will ever wake up out of their coma, we've all spent numerous nights sleeping on uncomfortable chairs/bed's in hospital rooms, we've all been told that our children have little hope of ever being the same again.
Some of us have gone through the trauma of watching our children suffer from seizures, watching them struggle to catch their breath while they have yet another pneumonia, watching and praying that they will wake up from yet another surgery or procedure.
We've all lost count of how many appointments we've taken our children to, most of us have tried many different kinds of medications/supplements to help our children be able to loosen up from the horrible muscle tone they experience. A lot of us mom's have tried every type of therapy we hear about, always looking for something that will make a difference in our childs life. We've all cried way too many tears and have lost way too much sleep.
And yet somehow, we continue to stay strong. We have learned that we can go to each other with questions and concerns, it's a safe place to go knowing that we all want the same thing for our children, we all want to see our children healthy and happy.
This one weekend of the year we all go knowing that we will all be able to relate with each other what we are going through, knowing that we can talk about medications, therapies, surgeries, supplements and understand what we are talking about. This one weekend of the year we can laugh together and not feel bad if we shed a few tears, we understand each others pain and we except it for what it is. It's like taking a deep breath knowing you're understood, it's refreshing and renewing and we can't wait for our next one to come.
Teresa and Tiffany waiting for everyone to take our annual picture Saturday morning
Annie, Teresa & Lisa sitting in the freezing cold cellar enjoying our lunch