Monthly Archives: June 2009

he asked for a hug!

We visited with our youngest today. He has now gone weeks without an incident report.He earned the privilege to go kayaking today. He seemed much more at ease with himself than I have seen him. I guess a day out … Continue reading

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those pesky details again

As I have stated many times my kids at home are alcohol effected. This includes my seventeen year old daughter currently away at CAP camp. Today is the day she told us she was returning home. Also, she put herself … Continue reading

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it is simply too hot

It is already 104. It has been over 100 for over week now.Heat indexes are even higher. My yard is burning up and we aren’t even out of June yet.The creek behind my house is dry,dry,dry. This does not bode … Continue reading

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hope

I tend to be a realistic optimist. No,the two terms are not mutually exclusive. I can usually find hope in any situation,no matter how bad. If it is bad enough no hope can be found,I tend towards the “All things … Continue reading

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time to get back to business

. If youngest son continues to behave himself, he will begin furloughs home in two weeks. I think for the first couple of visits I am going to keep him out of his room. It isn’t currently childproofed. It has … Continue reading

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a trip to Ikea or post traumatic therapist disorder

My husband and I were browsing in Ikea yesterday afternoon,just the two of us. (Our dates are usually just this exciting.) We ran into my youngest son’s attachment therapist. Perhaps I should say ex-therapist,as we have no intention of using … Continue reading

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all you need is love

When one has an attachment disordered child,one thinks quite a bit about what love is-and is not. When the majority of one’s children have been abused and/or neglected by the very people who should have offered care and comfort, love … Continue reading

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phone calls home and growing up

My youngest daughter called home this afternoon. She is between camps. Her first camp was a leadership camp and she said it was “hard,ten times harder than basics”. She sounded tired,excited and happy. I love talking to teens when they … Continue reading

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pretty much what we expected

Court went pretty much as expected. Our child support was set. Our share of the lawyer fees are reasonable (Meaning we can still pay our bills.) It was the language on the document that was hard to take. The reason … Continue reading

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Court today

We have court this afternoon. We are praying for no surprises. Thankfully, my husband was given today off and can go with me. I hate doing this stuff alone. Of course, he doesn’t especially like spending all his off time … Continue reading

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