Being happy doesnt mean that everything is perfect.

It means that you have decided to look beyond the imperfections...

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Saying goodbye is never easy...

As Ellie is starting at CPEC next week and Bayside Special development school in term 2. This now means that we are no longer eligible to receive therapy through Early Intervention Services (government funded)

For the past 18 months Ellie has been receiving physio, occupational therapy and speech therapy through Specialist Childrens Services. I honestly dont think that Ellie would be where she is today and doing what she is doing without the great support of these therapists.

Yesterday Ellie had her last session with her fantastic physio Trish. I was sad to have this last session, its always scary after trusting someone for so long, to say goodbye... But with saying that as much as I am sad about saying goodbye to Ellies therapists, I am also a little bit excited about 'what the next chapter' holds for Ellie.

Going to CPEC means, twice a week for 3 hours Ellie will be in a environment, with other children with either Cerebral Palsy or other condtions/syndromes. Where she will receive constant support, therapy, and guidance to further her skills and confidence.

It also means that I get to 'get out' and meet more parents in similar situations.

Yes... We will be busy
Yes.... Ellie will be tired and possibly scream for the first few

But it will all be worth it.....

Here is a pic of Ellie after she thought it was a good idea
to throw her lunch all over herself..
This photo makes me smile!!

As you may know Luke, Me and a friend Tracey are taking part in the 5.2km fun run, called RUN FOR THE KIDS. This is to raise money for the Melbourne Royal Childrens Hospital. We had a fundraising goal of $500. So far we have raised $160.

To donate please visit the below URL:


  1. Cant wait to hear the positive experiences Ellie will have with CPEC. I know a few mums in Vic that use that service and they are really happy with it.

  2. Can't wait to hear how Ellie does at CPEC. I am so excited for you that she got into the program. I love the pictures, she is so cute! :)

  3. YAY! Congratulations to you Mel and everyone else at Specialist Childrens Services for all their hard work and to Ellie for being such a star. Now on to the next road in her journey, good luck Mel I know she'll continue to amaze you!!!


  4. This is definitely a happy-sad time, and I share in your excitement for Ellie as she begins this new adventure...and for you, too! All the best~ I look forward to reading about Ellie's great accomplishments!!

  5. It is a very exciting time for you all! Love the pictures!!

  6. Best of luck with CPEC. That program sounds amazing. I can't wait to hear about it. Love the pictures.