I feel as though I am on the cusp of change this week – with two significant decisions being made that both have an impact on where the future is likely to lead us. We found out that Jessica has been given a place at our local infant school which we are very pleased about. It was the only choice we’d put down on the form as it’s so close to where we live.
The day after finding out about Jessica’s infant school place, I received a phone call to arrange Jessica’s cardiac catheter procedure, which is scheduled for June. This is the first step on the path to her next major surgery, which we know might take place before she is due to start school. Knowing that we are about to step back on to the hospital rollercoaster once more has left me feeling somewhat unsettled. I often find myself wanting to slow down time but these two things have really made me wish I could freeze the moment and keep everything just the way it is now, because right now I have everything I could ask for.
Unfortunately, I have no power to stop time, or even slow it down a little – all I can do is just make the most of these carefree days we have together before the changes start to come upon us and enjoy every moment of them.
Things I have loved this week:
- A fabulous evening out with lovely blogging friends – Mel from Le Coin de Mel, Fiona from Free Range Chick, Sam from And Then The Fun Began and Reneé from Mummy Tries – we had a yummy meal at Feng Sushi. It was so lovely to see them all again and we had such a laugh. Mel has written a fab post about our night out and the food we enjoyed if you want to read more about it.
- Meeting up with other heart families at the Little Hearts Matter open day – it was particularly nice to finally meet Claire from Diary of the Evans-Crittens as her blog was one of the first I came across when I first started sharing Jessica’s journey.
- Having fun playing with the wind-up bus book that we bought at the Baby & Toddler show last weekend.
- Catching up with one of hubby’s school friends who was over from Australia. We last saw him at his wedding when Jessica was four months old and it was lovely to see our girls and his son playing together.
- Seeing the pretty rhododendrons in bloom in the Temple Gardens at Langley Park.
- Watching the girls having fun weaving fairytale magic whilst exploring the Temple Gardens and having fun climbing trees for the first time.
- Jessica telling me repeatedly: “I love you Mummy. I love you soooo much!”
- Planting sunflower seeds in the garden.