A year ago today we brought my Down's syndrome home from the hospital after an 8 day stay in the NICU. He came home on oxygen and monitors and medication. We were new to being parents of a baby with unique medical needs. We met with multiple doctors and therapists those first few weeks. It all felt a bit overwhelming although we were so grateful to have him home. We knew how blessed we were to have such a short NICU stay.
To think of all that he has been through and all that we have learned and how much we have grown this year, well… it makes me a little teary eyed to be honest.
It has been good to sit here and reflect on this past year. The good AND the bad. I am continually trying to process things and pick up the pieces of who I once was and put myself back together. Only, the pieces will never ever fit together like they used to. And that’s ok. My new weaknesses and triggers- they are the scars of what I have been through. The battles that I have fought. Some of them, I am still fighting.