I was still enjoying this gorgeous view from my little window high in the sky
So I didn't know what roller-coaster of emotion came over me when I got home. After checking in my email(which will take me days to go through!) I opened all the mail and we got a letter that took my breath away, literally. Before we left on our vacations we had send in a request to have Anthony his REC4 papers renewed(this is a paper he needs to stay in the type of school he is right now) and we and school send in all kinds of papers to prove he needs to be in this kind of school. Now I got a letter which dates from 2 weeks ago(2 days after we left to Italy) that they need a full phyciatric report on his diagnose from 4 years ago. I felt panic coming up right away and kept feeling restless all evening and finally had a HUGE panic attack. All the feelings from last year, the frustration, the anger, the hurt and tears all came back to me. I am so afraid that this will go wrong again. What if he doesn't get this paper, what will happen next than? His original paper end in August which will mean he can't go to his new school because they need this paper. He can't go to a normal special school because they refuse to give him that paper and he certainly can't go to a normal school. So what does this leave him, again at home? Pure panic came over me, please not the same road again as last year, please no. So tomorrow I am hanging on the phone again cause I only have 2 weeks to send it all in and let's just pray that everyone that I need to speak is not on vacation. Seriously this feels like "Nightmare on Delis street part 2".
We had a wonderful vacation. warm weather, goodfood, lots of gelato, beautiful scenery and a lot of swimming. The kids had a great time hanging at the pool and swimming in the lake. Well Jadenn didn't got in the lake until the last day because they told him there were fish in it and water snakes, which is true and the last one did make Mommy also not go into the lake. Anthony was the brave one, but one day he was swimming a bit further with his nephew on a small board and I was sleeping on the beach when I woke up from them screaming their lungs out. They both were completely panicking in the water, Anthony almost forgetting how to swim......they saw a water snake next to them, sticking his head out of the water.....iek!
He never did go that far into the water again and who can blame him :)
I went to Venice with DH and my Niece and her DH. OMG that is such a beautiful place to visit!!!! I just loved it even though we didn't see halve of it. I bought a beautiful one of a kind handmade mask that I am just in love with. We didn't get into a gondel/boat, too expensive and we liked to walk through all the small streets.
We went out to diner almost every night(I did cook myself twice) and the kids went to bed late, but who cares, it is vacation, they even slept in a bit which is rare for my kids.
Anthony was great! the first few days were terrible with both kids they needed to adjust for sure, but than it went smoothly. Anthony played with other children, approached them himself even though he couldn't speak German or Italian. He cried when we left, he didn't wanted to go back to Holland knowing that he didn;t had much friends here to play with, my heart cried for him.
There was lots of family there including my parents and sister(but they all stayed on the camping next to ours) and friends as well(who were standing very close to us :). It was fun and relaxing.
I made over 1600 photo's(when will I have time to edit them all!!??) and I will try to give you a view later this week :)