I’ve been trying to focus on the positive, as you know. So in this spirit, here are a few happy photos:
I did some clearing out the other day and (after consultation) recycled a beautiful creation of the Dafter when she was younger – but took photos first:
Tilly is very often the embodiment of bliss:
Things at our house are still difficult. The poor Dafter is still very unwell and not able to go to school. We’re waiting for various test results. After much family discussion, this morning we went to try out wheelchairs to hire and possibly buy. She said afterwards, “The wheelchair is good because I can be more at people’s level.” I asked her what she meant and she reminded me that the few times she and I have been out in town, she’s often needed to rest by sitting on the floor. She said at least when sitting in the wheelchair she won’t be all the way on the floor, “and also I can sit down and keep going at the same time”. We’ve given a lot of thought to the risk of “giving in to helplessness” (the Dafter’s own words), but her illness has kept her inside for six and a half months now and we all think a wheelchair could actually be a big help in getting out and about in the world a bit more.
We are all three very determined to be as positive as possible, and by and large I think we are succeeding. The fact that spring is coming and it’s so much lighter these days is a big help as well. I’ll let you know how things progress.
I wish you all a great week!