So we survived a 13 year olds birthday party.........phew........ I am always so glad when they are OVER!!! 2 down and 2 more to go! the girls were all really good and had a lot of fun bowling! even I did! I bowled my best game ever 172....we bowled 5 pin. J struggled a bit with his breath, he seems so short of breath all the time and a friend who is a nurse said that is not a normal side effect of the meds he is on, so Monday morning we are going to call the Neurologist in Vancouver to let them know.
Today is such a relaxing day..... I am enjoying reading blogs drinking coffee and sleeping in till 12 was heavenly! Tomorrow we are going to my cousin's new home to help them unpack and I am so excited to have her moving close to me....I think it is about 45 minutes away! she is also great with my girls and is going to help me with them when J goes to the Coast next month for his doctor appt's.
I am not sure if some of you read my last post or the comments that followed but I had a comment from an "anonymous" about what happened. Obviously we are all entitled to our opinions and I am somewhat opinionated myself and have strong view points about immunizations and such. I hope to come across to others though as positive and not mean or arrogant in my choice of words. Thank goodness we live in a free country with free speech and freedom of religion........as citizens and human beings I think some of us forget that we still can choose our words more carefully.
We have free will and can choose to be uplifting and helpful or negative and spiteful. All freedoms, all choices. I think it is sad when people choose to be negative and spiteful but I am strong enough in myself and who I am not to let it effect me. I will write what I want to write and people can read and think and comment whatever they want. Fact is we feel terrible what happened to our daughter, it could have been a lot worse, believe me we have gone through every possible scenario in our minds. We live in a rural place. When we first moved here we were really anal about their comings and goings and as time has gone on we have relaxed more and apparently that was not a good thing. Not to say this would happen again cuz it was a tough lesson for the girls and J and I to learn but I know we are smart enough to have learned it. It will not be repeated. Not that. However I am not so ignorant to think that other mistakes will not happen and scary things will still happen. I can only continue to hope and pray that God is watching and helping us along the way. We also can't live in fear every moment they are outside or we will go insane. The reality of them being attacked by a wild animal that live here, and who were here first, is a possibilty.......BUT.....the possibility of being in a car accident is greater and the statistics show we should NOT live in fear. So I choose not too. More observant and calling back and forth to our neighbor when the children and walking back and forth yes, but afraid no.
We all make mistakes but lets try to help each other out and not be hurtful and insensitive to someone else's pain!