What’s the meaning of a name and does it express one’s desire in life?
For social studies this week, T completed an assignment that asked to research his name.
It turns out one of the meanings is “traveller.”
To see the world was one thing the hubby and I prioritized during life before T.
Traveling is harder to do as parents but we find ways to have adventures with T.
Valuing experiences over things is something we instill in T – and I wish to see as much of the world with T.
I wish for T to experience everything the world has to offer – with or without us – and to not put a limit on where life takes him.
When we learned his name’s meaning, I thought back with a smile to our adventures: camping, roadtrips, Spring Breaks.
I feel thankful for these opportunities and I look forward to the adventures ahead.
Parenting a child with FASD is also about traveling on an emotional journey – the biggest adventure of the hubby and my lives.
It challenges us like a difficult hike, but the views at the peaks are so rewarding.
Part of travelling is also taking time to rest at pitstops and give thanks for the journey.
Today, on Canadian Thanksgiving, we are hosting a small family dinner.
We got up early to start cooking and cleaning.
T got his reading work out of the way in the morning – a blessing as this can often be a painful prolonged task.
I paused to give thanks for the great progress he’s made with his reading, especially when compared to just a year before.
Afterwards, we enjoyed a walk while the hubby prepared the turkey.
After lunch, I snuck away to enjoy the endorphin rush of a gym workout.
When I got home, T was in the yard, alternating between playing with fallen leaves and helping the hubby with yard work.
Family arrived at 6 and we sat down to enjoy a hearty meal.
As I took things out of the fridge, I paused to look at T’s Thanksgiving school activity, on which he wrote: “I’m thankful for my dads.”
We feel the same way, T.
Wherever you are joining from, I want to wish you a happy Thanksgiving. May your travels be blessed with joy and adventure.