Happy Happy Joy Joy

29 Feb

I have been a blog slacker this week….

I have returned to the land of blogging. This past week was absolutely torturous. Impossible to write anything. Hey I was working on about 3 hours of sleep a night here.

Last week and the beginning of this week have proved to be very challenging. Calling on all of my strength, courage, and compassion to make it through each and every day. I watched my one child literally have a nervous breakdown, while my other child bounced off the walls for 10 or more hours a day.

Final outcome=mommy overload.

As things began to slow down I came to one of those realizations that make you say, AH HA!

I survived the madness. I made it through another day, another week, and another month. I can do this, albeit hard, but I can still make this work.

My plate is so full right now that at times I think my head might literally come flying off of my body.

Currently I am:

Getting ready to start Yoga Teacher Training

Planning my One Small Step walk for Prader Willi Syndrome

Getting my wisdom teeth out in 2 short days from now

Have almost 10 doctors appointments(specialist appointments, for those of you who don’t know those are really long and far away) for Blaise in the next two months


Working on trying the Feingold diet with Maddock my youngest (For those of you who don’t know it’s a strict diet to help hyperactive children)

So there you have it. My crazy life in a nutshell.

This past Sunday was a crazy day here, it was a typical Sunday for our family. I read a few of my friends post on Facebook about having a lazy Sunday with their kids and spouses. My husband and I looked at each other and laughed. That is so far from a reality for us. We can’t ever imagine just having a lazy day. We love our children more than the entire world, but they are a challenging bunch. Not to mention when you have a child with PWS you can’t just go and take a nap and let that child fend for themselves. Their life depends on you, you are on duty 24/7.


It is exhausting and on most days emotionally draining, but it keeps me going. I am motivated more than ever to see things through, and to overcome all obstacles in my way.

I thank the Universe in advance everyday for all the gifts that have yet to arrive.

Here is my letter to the Universe today:

Dear Universe,

Thank you for helping Blaise succeed in school and surpass all the labels that have been placed upon him.

Thank you for helping me figure out how to help Maddock be a calm and happy child.

Thank you for allowing me the freedom to go to Yoga Teacher Training and participate with my whole heart.

Thank you for creating a space for me to provide yoga to the people on the south side of Atlanta.

Thank you for all the readers of my blog that continue to join and read my work.

Thank you for helping me to have a successful OSS fundraiser walk for PWS.

Thank you for my life and the life of my children. I am always grateful to be here on this earth.

I am such a good place right now in my life. I had such a wretched few weeks and I am still completely overjoyed with my life. I am truly at a place where I can take each moment for what it is and then move on.

What has given me so much clarity is really examining all the events in my life. So this past week was an amazing learning experience for me. I gained huge amounts of clarity on my plan of action for my children and myself.

Getting ready for my teacher training is keeping me in great spirits. I am ready to begin this new journey in my life.

I know this post may seem really hippy dippy, but I can’t help it. I am in a (see picture below)

I am back, plan on reading daily blogs from me again starting today.

3 Responses to “Happy Happy Joy Joy”

  1. barbarapotter February 29, 2012 at 6:57 pm #

    I am so happy I gave birth to a wonderful daughter like you ( and your sister of course too:) You amaze me with your strength and courage and I know how tough it is for you. I surely do. Love you.

    • rachyrachp February 29, 2012 at 7:01 pm #

      Thanks mom. I have learned from two amazing women. You and Jen. I don’t know if I would be who I am today if not for the two of you!

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