Yesterday was a good day.
My little girl turned five on Thursday and my mom and step dad came out last night. They gave her possibly the best gift for her- a gumball machine! Shiloh is a bit obsessed with gum so it’s perfect for her. Gabe had a good day too. His little friend came over and he got to play and have fun like a “normal” kid for the first time in a loooong time. Then he felt up to playing outside with another friend for another hour and a half. Lots of giggling and running around. It made me so happy because since we quit topical steroids nearly three months ago he has been going through hellish withdrawals and had many days where he had to carry him because he was too weak and in too much pain to walk.
So he had a great day and got to have cake and ice cream!! You can see there is still some redness and scabbing on his face. But he has come so far from these days… I got another gift as well. Gabe had been upset about getting disciplined by his dad. He was really pouting but I went up and cuddled him anyways. He said, “Mom, I like being around you because you are always really happy.” That meant a lot to me because I have really struggled with depression but I don’t want it to affect my kids at all. I’m so glad Gabe doesn’t see that.