Six months of waiting…

2 May

Six months of waiting, rejection, re-application, waiting, calling and FINALLY

OUR DISABILITY PARKING PASS HAS ARRIVED!!!

<insert happy dance here>

Worth the wait? YES! Should we have waited so long? NO!

No longer must I linger momentarily in front of those luxuriously spaced disabled parking spots only to drive on past and struggle to unload Lauren in a cramped amount of space.

I’m very happy to have the pass, but very disappointed in the process, time and frustration that was involved in getting one. Believe me when I say that they don’t make it easy. We had filled out tedious forms including full medical information, only to receive a rejection letter months later. The rejection letter was the most annoying part of the whole process – there was no request for additional information, simply a no based on the fact that “our daughter’s limitation may be confused with inabilities due to her age”. What is one to take from such a statement other that they were telling me that my daughter is too young to walk, and that I’m only confused. Oh brother! Someone is getting paid a nice salary to ignore paperwork and send out thoughtless and insulting letters.

And that’s what I have to say about that!

Here are a couple of cute pictures of Lauren from this week!

xo

Lauren relaxing after a baby massage from Mommy!

Hanging out at Grandma’s

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3 Responses to “Six months of waiting…”

  1. Ken Roberts May 3, 2012 at 4:59 AM #

    That is both disgusting & infuriating. I think you should send letters to people in high places.
    Ken. XX

  2. c1u5 May 4, 2012 at 7:59 PM #

    Congrats! Where there’s a will, there’s a way and what an example this is of the age-old cliche. There’s so much wisdom in these well-known adages and yet their meaning deepens with life’s experience. Whoever would have thought you had to stand on your head and spit nickels to obtain a parking permit that doctors have given the ok. I couldn’t get one for mom because when her dr asked her about a walker, she told him she was never going to use one, so that was that, I couldn’t get a dr’s letter.

  3. c1u5 May 13, 2012 at 4:50 PM #

    Happy Mother’s Day, Amanda! I’m sure Lauren has already given you that special look of daughterly love today as always! What a great mom you are and what a beautiful child you are raising, inside and out! Love Ann and Aunt Nellie

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