Monday, 21 December 2009

Challenging Times

Celestial Blessings,

Are you ready for Christmas yet? Unfortunately I am not! Lol I still have the buy some gifts and wrap them! Oh well.

Today I am urged to discuss challenges with you. Yes, we all have challenges, no matter how big or how small. There is a saying, “what doesn’t kill you makes you stronger”. For me this is a negative quote lol I don’t want to reach such a point in my life that I am FORCED to become stronger due to such a circumstance.

I used to be a person who didn’t want to face challenges. “Tomorrow” was always a perfect day to deal with things but I realized the more I put things off, the worse they became until they all piled on top of me and I couldn’t breath. So I have found that dealing with challenges and problems straight away gets them done and out of my life sooner rather than later.

I find that where I may find things easy in one aspect of my life, there are many others which I find difficult to deal with or handle. Many times I ask why I have so many challenges in my life.

My youngest son is an inspiration for me. From an early age he had language problems, not because he is bilingual because we always spoke to him in English. I was told he was autistic, had aspergers, retarded, slow in his development and the list goes on and on. My outlook for his future was bleak. It was a very challenging time for me having a child which didn’t speak, didn’t even say “Mummy” or have a conversation with me. Yes, I took him to all the specialists, all the therapists and each had their own evaluation for him which I knew wasn’t right.

I would cry every day when I thought about how challenged HE was, how hard it was to communicate with others. He knew he was different…he knew his challenges and it broke my heart.

He is 8 now. He speaks two languages and never stops talking. He does have difficulty in Greek but he can read and write it. He is a whiz at mathematics and a genius with computers. When I think about myself and my challenges I look at him and feel ashamed about my complaints. He is 8 yet he has faced so much and come so far. He still has a speech impediment and I still get people laughing when he cannot say a word, but he is my hero. I learn so much from him each and every day. He is so strong willed and never gives up when he really wants something.

So my message today is, no matter how hard our challenges, we can overcome them. They are valuable lessons which let us know we can cope with anything and we are alive. Whatever you are facing right now I promise you will find the light and make it through.

Blessings and love,

Helen xxx

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