This is the week. If I do not have a nervous breakdown this week, I feel confident I will not have one. My house is falling apart. We are in survival mode. Bloom’s introduction to the world is Friday. I started work on this dream 4 years ago. And this week it happens. Here goes everything.
I have spent a lot of time in the past few months, thinking about why this is worth it. It is worth it. Because of you. Yes, I do this job because I love your kids. I love them so much. I think about them when I am not with them. I wake up at night to write ideas down that may be helpful in their therapy sessions. But at the end of the day, I am doing it for you, Mom. Because you are amazing.
You have done everything already. You have learned to use a feeding tube. You have learned the difference between over and under stimulated. You learned sign language. You have learned about a rotary chew, a pincer grasp, a steady gait, an oral tactile cue. And you did it without resentment, without hesitation, without a doubt.
You deserve a village of support. You deserve a place where you can hang out with friends. You deserve a place where you can watch your child thrive, play, learn. And you deserve someone to care about you.
All children are welcome at Bloom. That has been established. Even more importantly, all parents are welcome at Bloom. It does not matter if your child has delays, extra chromosomes, autism, a wheel chair, or just a desire to play freely…you are all equals when you walk through the doors of Bloom. All equally amazing.