The Approaching Storm
I've received several e-mails and private messages from folks checking in on us. Evidently my blogging activity or more precisely, lack of it, has been quite noticeable. I sincerely do appreciate the concern many of you have shown by just saying hello or asking me to give a hug to Ben.
All the long time readers know I've never been short for words when we've dealt with difficult times as a family. And the blog community has always been so very gracious, understanding, and supportive when we've needed your positive karma. I would never be able to say enough thank yous to express our gratefulness to each and every one of you who visit here. Even when the proverbial wheels seem to be spinning off the Waddell family van we have drawn strength through your comments, your tweets, the Facebook messages, and even phone calls we received over the past few years.
Before I go any further let me say that Ben is absolutely fine. In fact I think for the first time all winter we're all fairly healthy at the moment. I would much rather be telling you about the incredible strides Ben is making these days. His therapies, his school, his nurses, and in particular the touch screen computer Moosh in Indy blessed him with have all contributed to our son's well-being. Indeed Ben is once again achieving some goals many thought would not be possible. And I promise that I will talk about those things very soon.
At the moment Joan and I are consumed with a different worry. Because one of our primary goals in blogging is educating typical families about issues non-typical ones face, I feel inclined to reveal more about our current situation than Joan wants me to at this time. Despite the drive and desire to change the "big picture" my family comes first. My wife is not just my partner in raising our two wonderful children. She is truly my soul mate. When she is more comfortable I will provide you with more information.
In my honest opinion what we are dealing with is not so uncommon these days and mainly that has to do with finances. We have spent much of our time in recent weeks number-crunching, debating, researching, and have even sought counsel. Let's just say that we are facing some pretty tough choices in the coming...days...not weeks or months. Days.
If you are so inclined please remember us in your prayers. Even if you are not so inclined do it for Ben. Our road has been difficult and we know it will continue to be the same. But some things you first consider a pothole turns out to not only be a ditch, but one filled with quicksand. I apologize for "whining." My heart though told me I should at least reveal a little about what's going on with us.
Thursday, March 12, 2009
The Approaching Storm