On January 19,2012 our van was stolen, right in front of us. The boys we’re watching out the front window as it happened and I was literally 10-15 feet away. They have been profoundly affected by this event, Gavin more so than the others.
He spent a lot of time crying and hardly spoke a word the entire day. Elliott is much more anxious than usual and Emmett wants his black car seat back. I do my best to reassure them and at this point, that’s all I can do.
Lizze and I are obviously upset and stressed out about this situation because if the van gets totaled out, we’ll be left with nothing. To say that this is problem is like calling the ocean a puddle. We have an average of 14 appointments a week -not including back and forth to school- between therapies and doctors.
Without our van, we’re pretty much dead in the water.
I really feel it’s important to have an open dialogue with the boys about what happened. They’re worried and don’t understand why this happened and what we are going to do.
Gavin, as you will see in the video, thinks that we did something wrong. He has been asking “what we did wrong” and “why did they do this to us”.
I wanted to give the boys a chance to say what they were feeling and ask their questions and even deliver a message to anyone thinking about doing this to someone else. They need to know that it’s okay to feel whatever they feel and it’s important to get these feelings out so we can talk about them.
As always, but especially now, I’m extremely proud of my boys.
This is their voice.
[youtube width=”720″ height=”480″]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EQtGgAh-scw[/youtube]