An open note to friends of The Itsy Bitsy Spider
Lately, we've been taking a few more steps backward than forward around here... and the part of my life that has suffered for it is my crochet.
Those of you who have followed me for a while know that my daughter (my beautiful little muse) has some special needs that involve needing regular therapy, special education, and ongoing medical mornitoring. Well, over the past month, we have added one more thing to the list. Yesterday, my daughter was diagnosed with epilepsy.
Her epilepsy is not severe and we have every reason to believe that her condition will improve with treatment. She may even grow out of her seizures and eventually be able to come off her medication. But for the moment, we have lots of things to get in place... and that doesn't bode well for my quiet time with the old hook.
You have all been very patient with me over the past year while we have continued our journey of discovery with my daughter -- and I couldn't be more grateful for the wonderful community we are all part of. In my opinion, the online crafts community is one of the most genuine, thoughtful, and caring groups around. So, I know you will understand as I find myself once again begging your patience.
I have a list of patterns that are just waiting for my hook and camera... most notably an adorable little monkey that is sure to be loved by so many of you. I just need to find that time -- somewhere between the therapists' offices, the doctors' waiting rooms, and the daily drives to and from school. I haven't given up, but things are definitely taking a lot longer than they used to!
I know that like many of life's troubles, this too shall pass and we will soon be back onto our trek forward. In the mean time, I appreciate your understanding and your patience. So, from me and my Little Miss... thank you!
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Thank you for sharing!! I hope everything will be good!! :D please don't forget about the Sea otter pattern! <3ReplyDelete
Ahhhh, Cory... you've been the most patient of all! Thank you and I definitely will not forget!ReplyDelete
I hope all settles down. I know many amazing people with epilepsy, so while I hope she grows out of it, if she doesn't it won't slow her down.ReplyDelete
You're doing exactly what you're supposed to be doing... taking care of that special little lady! You have talents that are worth waiting for and I for one am happy to be one of your biggest fans! <><ReplyDelete
I totally understand about life,children,family..blogging is for fun and to share our crafts,hobbies and our family to an extent.prayers to you and your family.ReplyDelete
Hang in there! You'll get me time again one day. :) Thanks for sharing where you're at. A little bit of understanding goes a very long way.ReplyDelete
You are amazing! I joined your fan list a week ago and you seem to be someone we can all learn from! You share your talents with the world while keeping up with trials on the homefront. Just know that we're only given what we can handle and if not, there are only one step of footprints for HE is carrying us through the rough patches :)ReplyDelete
I just recommended your blog to a friend who is teaching himself how to crochet. I hope that you will continue to be strong for your family. Don't worry about us, we'll still be here for you. Sending some cyberhugs to you and your Little MissReplyDelete
Sending healing and hopeful thoughts to you and your entire family. Having raised a girl with physical disabilities, I know what a toll it takes on ones time and energy. The hooks & fiber will wait for you, as will your customers and friends, just take care of that darling little cutie and of yourself.ReplyDelete
hugs~ ~ ~
I hope the medication helps your daughter. You spend your time on her. Everyone online will be here when you need us.ReplyDelete
Wow. I am just floored with all of you. Thank you SO MUCH for your understanding and your kind, encouraging words!ReplyDelete
Sending as many positive vibes as I can muster! You are an amazing mother and will conquer this obstacle like all the others. Take all the time you need for yourself and your family and know that we will be waiting for you with open arms when you return with all of your wonderful talents!ReplyDelete
It sounds like you know what your priorities are and are taking care of all that you need to. We'll be here when you get a chance to come back :)ReplyDelete
Our special needs kids take so much time and energy, but give so much back with their simple ways. It's a struggle, but so worth it. You gotta do what is most important. Bless your heart. Take care of you and her first. Have a wonderful day.ReplyDelete
Sometimes children and family have a way of making us fully present in the moment. Things like finding time to slip away and craft just don't enter our minds so much as we focus on what's in front of us. I hope things go well with medication and things continue to improve and be well managed for her. Crafty hugs!ReplyDelete
I just found your blog and love it already! Prayers and love to you and your family.ReplyDelete
I also just "found" you through Mr. Lick Lick. Your heart is in the right place,all the way! You are one of the reasons I comment. You are Human and I can feel it in your posts. Peace and hugs from Tuscaloosa, Alabama.ReplyDelete