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I wrote the following vision in May 2016. It’s now 1.5 years later, and my vision has almost exactly come to fruition…

The original vision:

“I am working at a nature conservation organization in a city that we love. I love my job.

My husband is working as an electrical inspector, and  enjoys his work.

We easily and effortlessly sold our home for a great price.

We easily and effortlessly found a beautiful 3 bedroom home mature trees that is centrally located that we love and can easily afford. We have great friends in our neighbourhood, and Alex has friends on our street.

Our move and transition was seamless and effortless for all involved.

Alex is going to a great school and after-school care program that he loves.

We have great friends with soul connections.

Alex loves his new hockey team.

We are all happy and healthy.

So be it and it is so and so it is.”

 

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And what came to be:

“I am working for the university in a city that we love, on a project that is dear to my heart. I am deeply fulfilled by the work that I do. I love my job and the people that I work for.

My husband is working as an electrical inspector and enjoys his work.

We sold our home for a reasonable price, just in the nick of time, one day before the moving truck arrived.

We easily and effortlessly found a beautiful 3 bedroom home mature trees that is centrally located within the community that we love and can easily afford. We have great friends in our neighbourhood, and Alex has friends on the next block.

We were well supported during our move.

Alex is going to a great school and after-school care program that he loves, and where he has made good friends.

We have great friends with meaningful connections.

Alex loves his new hockey team and has 3 friends on his team from school and his soccer team.

We are all happy and healthy.

And so it is!

 

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This is our first summer in this home and I am loving getting to know our neighbours.  I have met at least one member of each of the houses on our cul-de-sac. I love feeling part of a community. There are many retirees on our street, many couples who have been on the street for 30+ years. Some younger families have also started to move onto the street, including one couple who is expecting a child at the end of August (a potential playmate for Alex in a couple year’s time!). There are also some older boys (ages 8 to 11) who Alex enjoys chasing on his tricycle.

Alex loves meeting the neighbours as well. If anyone is outside of their home when we are outside, Alex makes a point to go over to talk to them. Everyone on the street knows Alex’s name. One of the neighbours has a swing set in their backyard for their grandkids and Alex has a standing invitation to use their swing set.

I love our street!

I was thinking today that everyone should be so blessed as to be able to do what they love and also be remunerated well for it.

My passions include nature, the environment, accessing body and soul wisdom, yoga, dancing, moving my body, writing, and analysing things. And, I am able to indulge in many of my passions on a daily basis.

Mel’s passions include working with his hands, creating music, exercising, biking, hiking, running and being in nature.  As an electrician, he is able to work with his hands. He is currently building his electrical business and I know that he will be successful because he is an excellent and highly skilled electrician who works with integrity and is meticulous in his work.

What are you passionate about and how could you do more of it? Even if you aren’t necessarily passionate about your job (and, if you are — consider yourself very blessed), it’s great if you can create time for your passions during your off time.

Something is shifting…  On Friday, Alex  got retested for allergies (pricktest) and EVERYTHING that they tested for came back negative (i.e., no allergies) — including many things that he had previously tested for as positive.  They didn’t test for a few things for which his blood work (RAST test)  had came back strongly positive (milk, cats, fish and wheat), but everything else came back negative (and they tested him for about 15 things, including mixed nuts and eggs — things that he was reactive to in the past)…  I’m still in shock about it!  We’re slowly going to reintroduce some of the foods that came back negative in a systematic way to see how he reacts when he ingests the food.  
 
It’s a bit odd because 8 weeks ago, they did blood work and all of the things that they tested for came back strongly positive, but now everything is coming back negative.  (Maybe the blood was showing the historic signs of allergies and the prick test is showing that currently, his system is no longer as sensitive?)

In any case, I am still in a state of shock, and also complete awe.

They are actually going to get him to do an oral challenge of peanuts in the hospital next month. The truth is that I have a lot of calm about it, so I feel as though everything is going to be okay.

We are now going to be working closely with a dietician to start to systematically reintroduce other foods back into his diet. We’re starting with rice this week.

I am in utter awe about it all. It feels like a big HUGE MIRACLE. I am utterly thankful.

When I was opening up my mother’s day card from Alex, which had his little scribbles all over it, he excitedly took the card away from me and “read” it to me:

“Dear God, please bless my mom”.

He then opened up Mel’s card to me and “read”:

“Dear God, please bless my mom again. In the whole wide world. The end.”

I had a bit of a stressful day today and he asked me, “You’re feeling sad?…. I know, I’ll give you cuddles”. And he ran to grab his blankie and ran back to me to give me the biggest cuddles in the world.

Happy Mother’s Day to all of the mommas in the “whole wide world”.

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