It was 5.30 am on the 2nd of July 1998 when we rushed Tommy - only 9 ½ months old at the time, to the hospital, discovering he was fighting for his life. A few days later, it was confirmed that Tommy had contracted pneumococcal meningitis.
Statistics were not good.
Doctors were not sure he would survive.
There was not much hope.
But somewhere amongst the statistics and hopelessness, Tommy not only survived, but 25 years later, he is thriving.
He survived for a reason. He is thriving for a reason. What was it?
My story is a story of struggle with my alternative parenting journey, burn-out, and burden, whilst trying to ‘fix’ my son, who I thought was broken. Fortunately, my story does not end there, 25 years later after searching the world for solutions to ‘fix’ my son, which was full of twists and turns, ups and downs, and everything in between, I discovered the perfection in the un-fixed, the beauty in ‘what is’ and the gift within each challenge. I finally saw ‘the meningitis’ as a gift.
In contrast, Tommy’s story is one of hope, resilience, and discovery of his gift of communicating directly from his heart to your heart through intuitive card reading. He loves connecting and being present with others. He has also patiently waited for me to stop all my running around trying to ‘fix’‘ him and be still, take a breath in and out, and listen deeply to my inner whispers, my soul. From stilling myself, I have realized that Tommy also communicates with me heart-to-heart. Firstly, I needed to feel all my emotions, so that I could listen deeply to my soul.
The messages included:
Taking good care of myself so that I can ultimately take even better care of him.
I am perfect just the way I am, as he is.
Now, we are sharing our journey with others in the hope that they are also empowered to navigate their way back to their soul and ultimately, joy in life.
I see you, I hear you, I love you. Thank you for inspiring me.