Tell us about a time when everything seemed to be going wrong — and then, suddenly, you knew it would be alright.
This May was our twin girls last year as High-schoolers. Our girls are as different as night is from day, and High-school was a very different experience for each of them. Our eldest girl has ADD, Dyslexia and can be a little intense; so High-school was something we had to endure and when it was over the pressure was/is off and she is becoming the young woman we knew she would be – so we exhaled.
Only to have to hold our breath again. Our youngest has been the stable of all our children. She does what she is told and has a work ethic that would make the Amish look like slackers. This May she was involved with her last track practice when she was hit in the head by a practice discus. She sustained a moderate concussion and it took a two good months for her to feel normal again. This August just as college was beginning for her the headaches, dizziness, fadeout – they aren’t truly blackouts – started and she thought she had had a stroke or brain cancer. We went to the Doctors thinking it was related to the concussion, but it wasn’t. We began the mystical, magical medical tour; going from Doctor to Doctor, Specialist to Specialist, ruling out very scary things like: brain cancer, congenital heart defect, but still we have no real idea what it is.
We are still holding our breathe.