This is a week of appointments.
Ever since we adopted the kids, my life has involved appointment after appointment.
Doctor’s appointments, counseling appointments, dentist appointments, psychiatric appointments, eye appointments, in-home counseling appointments, testing appointments, occupational therapy appointments, speech therapy appointments…I see you’re getting the idea.
They used to get in the car after school and cheerily ask, “do we have an appointment today?”
They were (and still are) a little bit addicted to appointments because having one meant they got 100% attention from me, hubby, and whatever doctor or therapist might be involved.
They even love the dentist (now THAT’S just crazy).
Thankfully, as the years passed, the number of appointments have diminished in both intensity and frequency.
I added a number of appointments to our calendar over the last month. They all landed on this week, which is beginning to feel something like a flashback.
I managed to schedule routine visits with the doctor for hubby and me, the girl’s eye appointment and counseling appointment, and neurology and rule-out testing appointments for the boy almost all at once.
No idea what I was thinking at the time.
However, this little flashback has given me a moment to realize how thankful I am our life has slowed a bit. I’m not really sure how we survived those first 5 years, when this hectic week was our everyweek.
I am thankful for the reminder that life moves through seasons and everything will change in time.