Just a "zebra" trying my best to live life to the fullest with EDS and POTS...and loving the ride.

11/23/10 Thankful

Written by Katie. Posted in Thankful

Today I am thankful for my Wexford Montessori Family.  I can honestly say that I work at the BEST school, and I cannot wait to return once I have a handle on the POTS and the EDS. 

First and foremost, I am thankful for ALL of the kids that make up Wexford.  The kids are why I love what I do, and are my inspiration each day to keep pushing forward to get better so I can be back with them.  Oh, how I miss and love those kids.

I am thankful for all of the families who have constantly showed support and have offered so many times to help in any way they can. I am thankful for all of the messages, kind thoughts, cards, and donations that I have received from the amazing families that make up Wexford.

I am thankful for the whole Wexford staff;  for the constant stream of cards, prayers, messages, donations, and love.  I am thankful for all of the Wexford staff who have let me know on so many occasions that they are pulling for me.  I am thankful for the staff who have gone above and beyond to help make sure that my classroom is running smoothly, and that Mrs. Blake has everything she needs.

I am thankful for the Children’s House gals (Karen, Angie, Kim, Meghan, Theresa, Margaret, and Zondra) for their LOVE and for helping with the medical leave transition so much this school year.

I am thankful for Mrs. Blake and Ms. Margaret for taking over in my absence and for doing such an amazing job at that.

I am thankful for my principal for showing me so much understanding, love, and patience since I have been on medical leave.  I am thankful for the time she blessed my body with Holy Oil, prayed with me, and made sure that I knew that health and family always comes first.

I am thankful for Ms. Theresa for being an “angel” during this time.  For calling me each and every day, for cheering me on, for keeping the staff and parents informed, for pushing me in my wheelchair when I need to go places, for keeping me in the loop, for helping me research the best doctors for my care, for putting me in contact with amazing, inspiring people including doctors and nurses, for offering to take me to any appointment, and for ALWAYS being there to listen, offer advice, or just make me laugh. 

I am thankful for Dr. Karen May, who is not only the BEST chiropractor, but who is also a parent of a child in my room.  Dr. May has spent hours on the phone with me to help me understand all of the medical stuff that has been happening, as well as how to make my body the healthiest it can be through nutrition, supplements, and overall wellness.  She has brought us delicious, anti-inflammatory dinners on more than one occasion.  She has called so many times for updates, and has not let me forget my faith.  When I had to go to the ER because of neck pain and extreme headaches, Dr. May talked me through what I needed to do to relieve a lot of the pain.  

I am thankful for all of the families and staff who were a part of the Spaghetti Dinner that was held on my birthday.  I am thankful for Kelly VanHorn, another one of my parents for putting everything together in order to create such an amazing act of kindness that I will never forget. 

I am so very blessed and thankful for my Wexford Family.

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