It is possible to have conflicting emotions and have them all be true.
It is possible to feel so tired you wonder how you will function, and simultaneously grateful for the very things that made you so tired.
It is possible to be full of angst about a schedule that just will not quit, and fully excited that your child is capable of outrunning you. Finally. I waited a long time to be more wiped out than she is!
It is possible to feel worried about this week’s pending orthopedic appointment and the news it may bring, while gratefully celebrating your child’s swimming medals from the week before.
It is possible to have anxiety about when the next surgical procedure will come, while gleefully extending the number of days it’s been since the last one to record setting lengths.
It is possible to have a deep unshakable sadness on certain days, months or even seasons, while still appreciating the best daughter and husband ever.
It is possible to feel like having and loving someone with a chronic illness leaves you in shackles, while every day being grateful for them and time you have to hug each other.
It is possible to live with people who literally complete your soul, and still sometimes need time with other people. Just because.
It is possible to feel lonely in a full house by the design of your own head and not the people in it.
It is possible to be a pit bull advocate for your child, while wishing you could be a happy yellow lab and get the same results.
It is possible to really want to spend time with friends, but to posture as if you’re too busy so as to protect yourself from inevitable schedule changes and conflicts without having to say “no” again and again.
It is possible to want to talk, but to realize you haven’t much to say that isn’t about topics too tough for casual conversation. (Note to self – try to watch more TV.)
It is possible to have such a deep understanding of the rare disease plaguing you and your child that you are sometimes terrified of the path you will need to travel. It is possible to be terrified, while full of gratitude for the warning system and vigilance that will allow that path to be long – together.
It is possible to know the road in front of you is still arduous while looking back and simply saying, “Wow, we’ve come SO FAR!”
It is possible to fully understand the reality that life is uncertain for EVERYONE, while processing the gravity of a rare, cancer causing genetic disorder.
It is possible to love the ones your with, while still deeply missing so many of the ones that have gone before, some even decades before.
It is possible the mail order pharmacy uses a dart board to determine their policies each time you call.
It is possible the hospital actually does have BOTH insurance cards in the computer in the right order, and they are just messing with you.
It is possible that the china closet may just not get cleaned and washed for the holidays, and that for the first time you may just be ok with it.
It is possible that the entire holiday shopping list will be handled on line, because those are the hours that work for me.
It is possible that some days, weeks, and months leave you with more conflicted feelings than others.
It is possible because I live it.
And it doesn’t have to make sense to anyone else.
Today it’s really just about my own brain.
And those are my random thoughts…