My day at the spa was fantabulous! Did it wipe out the 18 months of extreme stress & trauma?? (remember it started with Elatia nearly passing!) No, but it was a great step in the right direction tho! I did relax and thoroughly enjoyed it! Thank you Kimberly for the gift certificate!
The massage therapist is one of us and wants to know when our next show is!! So we had a great conversation!
When I was in the aroma therapy steam room, there was 2 chairs in it. After I was in and working on relaxing wearing my towel, I closed my eyes and I could see Andrew sitting in the other chair with his towel up above his chest as well. LOL It was funny to see. I played footsie with his feet. He’s a Mama’s boy through and through! :-D
When I was getting my massage and facial I was getting ideas about pampering parents. I am going to contact the spa I use to work at and see what ideas they may have. They do a lot of charity work with a woman’s shelter. I’m going to see if they would consider donating a few services to Megan’s mother, Michelle, after Megan passes.
I am also going to contact the person who was handling Andrew’s dream and see if she has any ideas how I can get this organized and raise money. Ideally I would like parents to be able to go away for a week to be able to decompress and do some healing at a spa resort where they do meditation, yoga, mind, body, spirit activities. Plus give grieving parents tools to deal with their grief and also how to deal with any other kids’ grief they may have at home.
I actually e-mailed Dr. Phil about all this when I saw Brat Camp and one of the kids, Noah, was violent and had a horrible relationship with his mother since his sister passed on from brain cancer at 11yo 4 yrs. ago!! Hmmmmmmmm maybe if his mother had had a place where she could go and decompress, be pampered and learn how to deal with not only her grief but her son’s grief, maybe they wouldn’t be in such a mess! This is really becoming a passion for me!
I reminded Dr. Phil how he preaches to parents about taking care of their children’s mother and father! Well, if there was ever a time that parents desperately needed to be taken care of, this time is it!!!!! Parents get so beat up when going through a health crisis with a child, how are they suppose to be spiritually, emotionally and physically healthy for their kids with no way to replenish themselves!??
Yes, I still plan on doing manicures at ACH when I feel emotionally strong enough to be able to go back. We haven’t gone through all our firsts yet without Andrew. Well, without him here physically anyway. ;-)
So I’m off to continue to bask in my after spa glow. :-D
ITS ALL GOOD!