When we first moved to Massachusetts in March, Tyler was five and a half and I couldn’t begin to wrap my mind on a birthday party for him in September, with none of his friends and his daddy not being able to come.
Tyler also had his heart set on one of those bouncy places and there are none around where we live so I knew we would have to travel some distance. Tyler has only made a few friends too.
Tyler has had such an upheaval this year, I really wanted him to have something special and normal.
Three boys came, two whom we have met here and one good friend who’s mother drove him from New Jersey. We sort of had the party on the sly since we only had a few kids. No party room with outrageous fee needed!
Okay, this is a lousy shot, but all of my “action” shots pretty much came out blurry. I had to show you that the kid did have some fun, so bear with me here.
The happy party-goers.
No real explanation needed here, right?
This party was such a victory for me because up until about a month ago, I would not have been able to even attend a birthday party, much less host one for my son.
By the way, you can look at Tyler’s fifth birthday party here.
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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.