Busy times…

Life has been extremely busy this past month.  As I sit and think of all the new things happening in my life I am overwhelmed…. Samuel has done AMAZING at his new school.  I think of where he was just a few short months ago and where he is now.  My heart begins to smile as I see Samuel making progress.  I look at my sweet boy and think of his future…I wonder what he will be accomplishing next week,  next month, and next year.  I don’t have the answers, but I do see the possibilities.  At times, I have wondered why things have happened with him and that has been hard to deal with.  Through this journey of seeing my son grow and progress, I have also grown.  I see things through Samuel’s eyes now.  We may not always see the big picture at the time, but when we start to see glimpses of why things happen it is rewarding.  As I see how our story continues to touch other’s lives, through sharing our heartache and progress I see the rewarding side of all of this.  Our lives are forever changed and blessed by the wonderful people we have met along this journey.

I had the wonderful opportunity to attend the press release of the Institute of Medicine: Public Health Dimensions of the Epilepsies in Washington, D.C. on March 30th.  This was exciting to see what is to come for people living with epilepsy. We have so many things that need to be addressed in this area and this is just the beginning for us.  We cannot look to what could have been done in the past, but only what we can do for our future….

As I sit and reflect on my own personal things that are beginning and the new things that are beginning for epilepsy I am very excited to see what will happen.  It is like we are finishing the last few pages of a book and about to begin a new book….I am eager to see what the new book will say personally and in the area of epilepsy