Music Class

One of the few things I’ve felt okay about spending money on lately is Tyler’s music class.  We used his birthday money plus a small amount of his savings to enroll him.  He has been going for two years, ever since he was a year old.  When I tried to enroll him this time around the class was already filled.  I was so disappointed.  This week we learned there is an opening and the first class is tomorrow!

When I was a full-time working mom, I treasured this precious time together.  It was by far the best part of the week.  Ever since I became sick with Lupus it has been hard getting there every Saturday morning, but I still treasure it.  With my cane, with Grant, my mother, or just Tyler and I with him dragging something that I can’t hold, I feel it is a victory over my disease.  I’ve only missed a couple of classes where I felt I absolutely COULDN’T do it.

I used to be a singer, I stopped after college and now only Tyler benefits from my voice, but I see the same love of music and singing in him.  Tyler sings on pitch and makes up his own songs.  He loves so many types of music.  It is a gift that I would like to nourish.

Besides all of this, as a sick mom, I know that there is one thing we will definitely be doing over the weekend, and even if it exhausts me for the rest of the day or I am not doing well on Sunday, I know at least we will have shared our love of music.

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About mamasick

Emily Cullen is a pen-name. I suffer from chronic illnesses and diseases which include Bipolar Disorder, Asthma, Diabetes and Fibromyalgia. I had battled Lupus and Rheumatoid Arthritis but there is no longer evidence of me having these diseases and my Rheumatologist has declared them to be "burnt out" of my system. I am separated from my husband, “Grant”. Our son, “Tyler” was born in September of 2006 and suffers from tics and Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, and is delayed in fine and gross motor skills. In my blog I seek to let sick moms know that they are not the only ones going through this, and to educate people about what can happens when one becomes catastrophically ill. I also strive to break down stereotypes of what a “Welfare Mom” is like. Anything that I have gone through due to being sick, is written on the pages of Mama Sick.

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