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summer sweetness

I’m standing on the edge and looking down into the valley below. The colors are bright & vibrant, a canvass that feels warm & inviting. I’m excited to get down there but the narrow path that leads us there looks a little treacherous. My heart pounds & I wonder if I should have even taken the path? I come to my senses and the resolve to make the journey That’s kind of how this all feels right now.

Beginning tomorrow, we will embark on that path that seems a little scary & a little daunting. Zoe goes to a new school and Sam begins the decompression of not returning to school.

I think that one of the things that is making my heart ache just a little is that this weekend signals the end of Summer.
This past summer break has been pretty lovely and I want it to keep it going into the Fall. That’s just not possible right now.

Jen and I are still working on mapping out what Sam Schooling is going to look like. I would imagine it will take a few months to create a good foundation and then I feel adamant that we’ll never look back or yearn for something that looks remotely close to what school used to look like for Sam.

I have some projects in the works that I look forward to sharing in the weeks to come. The kids rooms will finally take shape, some projects for my woodworking endeavors, and the project that has been dogging me all summer… the water table. This will give Sam a space in the back yard to make potions and give his dolls baths and such. I have a feeling that the warm weather will be sticking around for a month or more so I’ve got to get cracking on that.

In the meantime, we will begin this month by embarking on the search for a new team of therapists. We need to get Sam back into a regular routine with Occupational, Speech and Physical Therapies. We would have done these more over the past year, but we lack the funds to keep paying out of pocket for the kind of therapy that he needs. This is one of the most frustrating hurdles especially when he makes huge progress after these therapies.

So, I am working on creative ways to raise the funds for this vital component of ‘Sam School’ and am open to any suggestions you might have. My latest idea is to take the proceeds from the sale of my woodworking creations and use them to fund therapy sessions.

Here we go!

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