It’s a very grey area but we are going to try again. I’m just waiting for the new set of paperwork to show up.
In the mean time, this is a huge problem. While we’re in a much better place than this time last year, we’ve not been in a better place long enough to absorb this and it left its mark.
I’m feeling the stress from this because most of what we lost was Christmas and grocery money. I’ve been very preoccupied with this whole mess and it’s consumed more of my time and energy than I’d like to admit.
Thankfully, we had already finished a large part of the holiday shopping but we still had to finish a few important items for the two youngest. I was also able to get some basic grocery shopping done as well. There’s definitely a silver lining in here and I’m clinging to for dear life.
As for my final thoughts on this whole situation, I t sucks and it’s frustrating but it’s very much out of my hands at this point in time.
One thing I’ve learned from being a special needs parent is I can’t control everything. Rather than dwell on the uncontrollable, I need to focus on what I can do instead.
I’m not entirely sure what I’m going to do but I’m a creative and outside of the box thinker. I’ll figure something out.
The whole point of this post is to provide insight but also to illustrate something I’ve been saying for a long time. Part of what makes Autism or Special Needs parenting so hard, is all the everyday things that the rest of the world has to deal with. Life doesn’t slow down and it certainly doesn’t discriminate when it deals out a really shitty hand.
All we can do is make the best of everything and play the cards we’ve been dealt.