Thursday, November 26, 2009

My Creative Space

"I am sorry Mr and Mrs Guld but there is a very high chance that your son will never walk, talk or interact like a normal child. Just take him home and love him, there is nothing else we can do" (8.5 Years Ago)

What do you mean?



No Running?



No Climbing?



No Digging?



No DANCING!!!!!!



My creative space this week, goes all the way into the depths of my heart!!! It has taken 4 years of 1.5 hour sessions every day, of Point Percussion Therapy (PPT) to make. It takes 4 hours in the car every month to see Dr Neil Davies - Children's Chiropractor to maintain wellness, openness and alertness. BUT. We have done it!!! Between us we created a body that can do almost anything!!! It just hit me while we were on holidays that Finn is going to be fine.....he is now able to LIVE life, LOVE life and be HAPPY!!!

WE DID IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Oh.. If anyone thinks they can tell me, that somethings can't be done..........YOU HAD BEST THINK AGAIN!!!

For more creative spaces fun, grab a cup-pa and pop over to Kootoyoo.

44 comments:

Vic said...

*sniffle*

Way to make me cry too early in the morning..!

Beautiful.

xox

Leonie Guld said...

No kidding Vic.....I've been bawling all morning....its funny how it hits you all at once!!!

m.e (Cathie) said...

ohhh Leonie, I've had a bawler of a week and this ain't helping.
what a beautiful creative space, be HAPPY! ♥

Kate said...

I'm joining the crying first this in the morning club too! What an incredible and devoted Mum you are Leonie, your creation is fantastic! ps.Let me know next time you're in the Rat and I'll try to get over for a cuppa. X

Andi said...

Magic.
I'm in tears .... good tears ... the best kind.

Tania said...

That takes the cake. That there is the most inspired creative space I have ever seen. Big ear to ear grin stuff!!!!

Michelle said...

That is just the best thing I have heard all year. Truly. I used to look after severely disabled kids in vacation care and the number of times I'd hear fellow carers give up hope for kids was astonishing. There is always hope, and there is always a chance that with hard work from the parents, medical people and other carers that some light will be seen at the end of the long dark tunnel!

I think you are both magnificent parents of a very beautiful little boy!

Cherry said...

Wow - that is such an inspiration! So happy for you all.

Amanda said...

Yep my big ball of pregnancy hormones are pouring out of me now too :)....Such an awesome post..As I gear up to have this little one and fear strikes that something might not be "normal" despite everything going good so far...This post will come to my mind over and over..Thank you :)

Kirsty said...

Best ever creative space.

Wonderful, wonderful, wonderful effort by all of you I say.

Go Finn!

Jo, Cornwall, UK said...

Well,I'm in tears too, in a happy way for what you've achieved and the lovely way you share it with us. Love and light to you and yours. Jo x

Liesl (Hoppo Bumpo) said...

Leonie, I can't imagine that I shall ever see a better creative space again. What wonderful parents you are. A magic post indeed.

CurlyPops said...

It's amazing what love and hope and never giving up can do.

Amy Paul said...

Be still my heart.

Things like this don't happen by accident. It's amazing what a lot of love can do. You are truly inspirational, Leonie.
and.. thank you for sharing.
what a gorgeous little soul.
xx

RoLuc said...

Shit yeah! Thats made me super emotional, and inspired all at once. Happy Days!

Cindy said...

Leonie, your space today is truly touching. The emotional wreck that I already am has just intensified...what an inspiration your family is. You have every right to scream 'we did it' and to be so so proud.

teddybearswednesday said...

So very moving. thank you for sharing. I agree with Kirst, best creative space ever! What an amazing lot of parents you are.

Kylie said...

That is just so wonderful and inspiring Leonie. You have the creative masterpiece here - you've worked hard to give your child the most precious of gifts, the ability in engage with life :) Congratulations babe.
You've reminded me of a wonderful quote I read the other day by Daniel Golston:
" If you're going to be passionate about something, be passionate about learning. If you're going to fight something, fight for those in need. If you're going to question something, question authority. If you're going to lose something, lose your inhibitions. If you're going to gain something, gain respect and confidence. And if you're going to hate something, hate the false idea that you are not capable of your dreams."
Thanks for such a great post. K xx

One Flew Over said...

Well done Finn and well done Leonie! Behind every special needs child is a special family x

Anita Meade said...

Thanks so much for sharing your inspirational story. Your boy is a delight and a testament to your love and determination. Keep up the wonderful work. Anita. xxx

Mel said...

Now THAT is what I call a creative space! Nice work lady, nice work ;) xx

Melanie said...

a beautiful post. Thank you

beck said...

Wow, I am so happy for you and your family that your hard work and faith has paid off. Your son looks like one busy, happening fella, with a loving & supportive family behind him all. Good on you for showing what can be done. I hope your holiday is a fun as it looks! xo

quirkygranolagirl said...

Rock on, Strong Mama! Very inspiring.

Sandrine said...

It seems like life made you so strong!Well done to you all.Thanks for being such an inspirational lady!

Michelle said...

An amazing creative space! Your brave boy sure was born into the right family.

Thank you for sharing.

hyggelig said...

I´m thinking.... YOU ARE VERY GREAT PARENTS... YES, YOU ARE!!!!!!!!
Thank you very much to show me your world... it´s full of love.
best wiches from germany
Stephi

Aussie-waffler said...

This is the ultimate in creativity, what a wonderful and magical post. Hooray for amazing revelations on sunny, happy holidays.

Thea said...

I always enjoy your posts but this is very special. Another beautiful example of how love and determination can conquer so much. Big kiss to you all.

michelle said...

well done all of you, for never saying never. those photos are amazing and the personality of that gorgeous wee boy shines right off the screen. thanks for the story it made me happy, sad, grateful and thankful all at the same time

lisa stubbs said...

Oh Wonderful post, so positive and inspiring xx

yardage girl said...

I am in awe - what an amazing job and the photo's really do say it all. Off to give my boy a kiss as he sleeps ...

kello said...

it fills me with joy when I see Finny in these photos - he has come so far and has enriched our lives. He is such a gorgeous boy - a smile that lights up the room and he just brings out the best in everyone! Tough old Dick looks like he is having a ball!

Alisa : Ink Caravan said...

So incredibly inspiring in every way! This wonderful post puts everything into perspective and makes the heart swell. What a gift! xx

Kate said...

Great photos, an amazing post ( and story).

Jennifer Rose said...

that is great! well done to everyone! and I think drs are too quick to jump to conclusions, not everyone reacts the same

Clair said...

What a wonderful 'work in progress' x

homehearthappiness said...

What a post! I can't say much that hasn't already been said but it truly gives you a 'proper' perspective on life when you hear about stories like yours. The fact that you you knew better is a testament to your strength and character and the results, well the photos tell the story! Thank you so much for sharing that with us and I hope you're still enjoying your time away! x

Megan.K. said...

So beautiful.
The power of LOVE Leonie!!!!
xo

ArtMind said...

OMG, thanks for making my eyes go all wet! What a beautiful post, Leonie! You and your family are amazing for proving everybody else wrong. Good on you & keep up the good vibes even though it must be hard sometimes! Wish you all the best!

Meg said...

What I love about you, Leonie, is not just how positive and driven you are, but how generous and heartbreakingly honest. You make all of us want to be better people. So thank you. For sharing. And for you. xx

Lauren said...

Oh that's just so beautiful Leonie... and now I'm blubbering all over the keyboard. Huge love to you and your beautiful, amazing boy. What an achievement!! xx

Christina Lowry said...

There are tears in my eyes. Oh Leonie, how lucky he is to have a Mother like you to share his journey with. My Aunty always said that we choose our parents for what they can teach us. I think too, our children teach us so many things. What strength and patience you have had to have to have gotten to this point. I'll never tell you that you can't do something because I know you can work miracles. :)

Cherie said...

Oh Leonie this has to be the very best Creative Space post ever ... hang on ... it has to be the BEST post ever ;-)
What a fabulous women you are ... especially not to be fooled by the so called experts who make make these horrid diagnosis too freely! You make my heart sing, you are a total legend, so thrilled to have discovered you! WOW Bliss ;-)