The reality is, there is a reality.
Reality: Our boy has been getting continuous headaches due to dyslexia challenges which has prompted us to get his Irlen lenses checked. Yes, it's time for the colour to be changed and it's also time to add a prescription to the mix. It turns out that in addition to processing problems he also has plain old-fashioned eyesight issues which has further complicated things.
Reality: My big grown up step-daughter has had a stressful few years with her cancer and marriage break-up which has prompted a permanent (and essential) return from Queensland to Canberra to get her health and mindset back on track. Because there is our gorgeous grandchild involved this obviously means there's more at play than just her mumma's relocation.
Reality: They say what goes up, must come down. Apparently what goes in must also come out. Today the model daughter and I head to Sydney for her next round of surgery. You'll recall she had a Nuss bar inserted into her chest two years ago to rectify a collapsed sternum (pectus excavatum). Today we check into hospital to have that bar removed.
So behind every positive blog, each gorgeous insta-post and the many happy Facebook photo albums, there's a whole bunch of other stuff going on that reminds us all that every family has their challenges and life is not always a picture-perfect adventure.
The reality is there is a reality.
How's your reality right now?
What challenges are you facing?
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One thing I've learned as I age, is that through all the challenges there is still plenty to love. Feel free to join my Lovin' Life Linky every Sunday where we focus on what's making us smile. It's still live if you want to join the Lovin' Life fun ...