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Thursday, January 16, 2014

Resolutions for 2014 & More...

Hi everyone!  Sorry I have been missing for a while.  I have been really busy over the holidays and had a lot going on so I took a little time off.  I had another surgical procedure done and it put me down for a few days which put me a little behind on my Christmas shopping and holiday party planning.  I also had a few house parties for various companies plus more products and attractions to review which I will be posting about those soon.  I hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas and has a Happy New Year.  I am very hopeful that this year will be even better than the last.  We actually spent our New Year's Eve at the hospital with our daughter.  She was knocked down right on her face by a much older child at a local bounce house place called Kid's Rock (I usually wouldn't mention the name but after you read more you will find out why).  Too bad she didn't get knocked down in the actual bounce house.  She was basically knocked down on the concrete floor, it only had a thin later of padding.  Lets just say it was an accident but it could have been avoided had the rules been followed by the child and their parent.  

After it happened I picked my daughter up off the floor and I don't want to be graphic on here with the details but it was a mother's worst nightmare.  It was such a terrible feeling for me because I did not know what to do to help her and she wouldn't let me really look at her face so I could see how bad she was hurt.  All I know is that it looked really bad.  I called my husband to come so we could take her to the hospital.  I had my daughter near the front so my husband could find us and I felt like the manager of the place was really rude.  He kept making comments like he wanted us to leave while I was waiting for my husband to get there.  My friend was with me with her daughter and she noticed it too.  I felt like the manager should have done more for us and treated us better.  He seemed to not care.  I will not be back there.  Not just for the manager's actions but for the fact that there was not any staff watching over the play areas.  I know you sign a waiver when you go in a place like that but when you sign that waiver you are expected to follow their rules and you expect them to insure your child's safety by ensuring that others follow the rules too.  I feel like the waiver is invalid when they don't have adequate padding on the floor and they don't have staff insuring that others are following the rules such as ruff playing and no grown ups in the play areas.  My daughter and my friend's daughter got trampled on by older kids whose parents did not care to watch them.  That happens at at places like that but most places that you sign a waiver at has someone to referee.  

We moved to another area where you can play with balls and the walls were padded but unfortunately the floor was not padded enough.  If it had been then my daughter would not have got hurt like she did.  Also if the older child and their dad had not been ruff playing it would not had happened.  They had hit my daughter in the head with a ball and after that happened I was walking over to get her out of there and I was a few seconds too late.  She was knocked right down.  That place is very loud inside but when she hit the floor I heard it.  My heart dropped but my legs ran.  I started to panic but then quickly pulled myself together for her.  

She is doing better now but we are still not sure about her teeth.  We have to take her to the dentist next week.  She suffered a lot and was in a lot of pain for 2 weeks.  She couldn't eat hardly anything.  I am just so mad at the treatment we received from Kid's Rock.  The only exception was the girl working the register.  She was really nice and caring but the guy was not.  I felt like they should have called and asked how she was doing the next day at least because you have to write your number on the waiver form so they could have called.  They didn't even offer to give us our money back, we weren't even there long before it happened.  I guess the guy wanted to pretend that it didn't even happen.  I am thinking about calling to talk to one of the owners about the treatment we received after the accident and let them know that they might want to add extra padding to that area.  What would you do and do you think I am wrong to think that it is somewhat their fault with what happened to my daughter?

Okay so lets get off that subject now...

What is your resolution(s) for this year?  I usually don't make any but I decided to this year.  My first resolution is to start going to church every Sunday.  We have not been in a long time due to my health problems and most Sundays my husband had to work.  My husband has a new job and has his weekends off for now... I think this is our chance to get back to God.  I feel it is very important for us as a family to attend.  It will help us lead our daughter in the right direction and help her grow teaching her valuable life lessons.

My second resolution is to spend more quality time with my family.  Not just my husband and daughter but my extended family as well.  I also want tell them more often that I love them and am grateful for them.  I am especially grateful for my sister and I love her very much.  We have had our ups and downs but who hasn't?  I would not know what to do without her...she is my best friend...she is always there for me anytime I need her even though she has problems of her own.  I pray for her and her family everyday that they will receive the happiness they deserve.  I am also grateful for my mom and dad.  They were always good to me while growing up and I was lucky to have two parents that loved me like they did and still do.  Both of my parents are now battling two different diseases and it has changed them.  It is such a terrible feeling seeing your parents suffer.  I know that God will not give anyone more than they can handle.  All I can do is pray for their healing and have faith.  A few years back they divorced and no one seen it coming because they were so in love.  My mom left my dad and became a totally different person.  I couldn't understand what had happened until I found out that she was sick.  She has (MS) and part of the disease affects the brain and can cause you to do things out of the ordinary.  I don't blame the entire thing on the disease but it did have an effect on her decisions. 

I learned this year to cherish every moment I have with my loved ones because you never know if it will be your last moment with them.  My dad was always a healthy man but about a year ago he almost died due to a Hemorrhagic Stroke.  It was caused by a rare disease he has called Cerebral Amyloid Angiopathy.  Amyloid is a protein that forms and accumulates on the walls of the blood vessels in the brain causing them to deteriorate over time until they break down and bleed.  He had massive bleeding and had to have emergency brain surgery.  Now he has lost his peripheral vision plus his memory comes and goes but on the bright side, he can walk, talk, and can remember us.  It is a sad situation for such an independent man to now have to depend on others to help him.  He doesn't realize the extent of his disease but it is a progressive disease which will more than likely ultimately cause him to have dementia.    We were totally caught off guard because like I said he had always been healthy otherwise.  He is a strong man though and he is coming though this a lot better than they thought he would.  I am so grateful to still have him in my life. 

Like I was saying, my mom has Multiple Sclerosis (MS) and she is now rapidly declining.  She has a really hard time thinking and trying to process what she wants to say.  In her mind she knows what she wants to say but it doesn't come out where others can understand what she is saying most of the time.  She also has trouble remembering things now plus she has a lot of back pain and numbness in her hands.  She is also staying depressed a lot because of the pain and also because she is not getting along with her sister.   I don't think her sister realizes the extent of her disease.  I hope that she will realize it before it is too late.  Life is too short to argue and you should never stay mad at your family.  Forgiveness is a virtue and it will make you feel better all around.  It is the Christian thing to do.  I just pray that both of my parents will continue to fight their battles and I want them to know that they are not alone.  I have medical problems of my own but compared to what they are going through my problems seem small.  When I have bad days I try to tell myself that there is someone else that is much worse off than I am.

So now you all know some of why I have had breaks in my postings and get M.I.A sometimes.  Family always comes first but as I have said before I do appreciate all of my followers and I hope you will all continue to follow me and see me through my journey called "life".  If you have anything you would like to share with me about what is going on in your life I would love to hear about it.  The good, the bad or the I'm not sure what it is.  Or tell me if you have a resolution for the year.  



Happy New Year!!!










*This is not a sponsored post, I was not compensated in any way.  This post contains my own personal thoughts and views.  Your opinions may differ from my own but these are my own honest opinions and is the story of my life.  Feel free to submit your own opinions in the comment section below.

 

9 comments:

Seth

My resolution this year is to complete a 5-mile race, which is coming up in a couple months. The longest race I've done is a 5K.

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