While I feel like I should be sad, I’m not. I’m thankful. I think back to the very first time that we met with Donna, the clinical nurse at the Alberta Children’s Hospital Down Syndrome Clinic. We had the option to stick with Calgary or go through Big Country Outreach which is supposed to service Three Hills. We chose Calgary and I think it was one of the best decisions we could have made for Ella. The team has been amazing! We have felt supported, encouraged and seen leaps and bounds with Ella’s development. We are so thankful that we were welcomed into the Calgary DS community and the practitioners took a genuine interest in Ella, her progress, and my concerns. A Million thanks.
We may have to go back to ACH time again, just to play on the playground!
We said goodbye to another special someone this week as we remembered Ben’s grandma. And again, while I feel an ache for those who will miss her most I felt little grief as we celebrated a life well lived. She is with Jesus, her husband and the angels and has entered into eternal peace.
There is an ebb and flow in life. Some lives change more than others, people come and people go but either way there is beauty in the everyday and everyday has something to offer. In the words of T.S. Eliot, the end is where we start from.
Better is the end of a thing than its beginning, and the patient in spirit is better than the proud in spirit. Ecclesiates 7:8