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Friday, June 18, 2010

Balance is good...

When I went to artfest this year, I met alot of fabulous artists. I tend to geek out, thinking how much cooler they are than me, so when Sunny Carvalho asked if Id like to join her and 4 other artists to swap a postcard every month I was blown away! And too excited! This is my second postcard, which I will be mailing today. Really late, but this month has been filled with specialist appointments for my kids on the other side of the country, and many other autism related things...so I'm happy I got it done at all.
As I get older I am realizing the importance of balance. Balance in every area is so important to keep your health and your sanity and your joy intact. Even too much of a good thing is detrimental if it overshadows everything else. That is one of my main goals this year...to consciously and purposefully create and maintain balance. The last 4 years has been an insane ride. Autism and all that it entails completely took over our lives. Every moment of mine has been taken up with therapy, research, cooking special diets, supplement schedules, travelling to Dr.'s, and trying to be super mom to my 2 little ponies. Somewhere along the way, anything that had to do with fun, or joy fell by the wayside in dealing with our grief that both of our children were diagnosed with autism, and then the race to try and help them in anyway possible. I think we are starting to see a light at the end of the tunnel, the kids progress has been incredible and we are remembering that attitude is everything. I get to choose how today will affect me. I can choose joy, and balance and I will!