Monthly Archives: May 2010

family therapy with all the family

We brought the kids with us yesterday. We didn’t let them know until the morning. Our intent was to let them enjoy the first part of their week. The last time they saw their brother was back in September . … Continue reading

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trying to balance

Twenty-two days and counting until my youngest son returns. Sleepless nights are becoming more common. Scenarios play through my brain whenever it isn’t otherwise occupied. If this,then that. Replays of the months just prior to my son’s arrest try and … Continue reading

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swimming lessons

Last night I went swimming with just my son. It is very rare for him to choose time with me over time with his dad. It is also very unusual for him to ask for anything at all. So when … Continue reading

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a quiet day…..and making plans

It has been a quiet day. I am soaking up these days like they are sunshine. The kids are doing well. Everyone’s brains seem to be firing on all cylinders. Which is good because I’m not sleeping worth a dang. … Continue reading

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this, that, and the other

We are almost to the end of our punch list,or the-things-we-need-to-do-before-youngest-comes-home. Household projects have a way of multiplying. We finished all the mill work and painted the downstairs this weekend. Those who know us understand just what an accomplishment mill … Continue reading

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no steps forward,ten steps back

It was family therapy day yesterday. It has been two weeks since our last session due to my husband’s ever changing work schedule. Youngest has been showing his backside a bit more during regular weekly visits and this past Saturday’s … Continue reading

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why?

My almost fourteen year old couldn’t comprehend what circumference meant yesterday. Last week he understood. Yesterday I used a round lid to show him circumference. I had him show me circumference. Ten minutes later it was all new information.Five times … Continue reading

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this is a first

My youngest called home last night. He is allowed one phone call per week,but rarely calls. It is so rare, that I was taken aback when I received the call. My son (who I had a very stressful visit with … Continue reading

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I need to turn my brain off

I spent most of yesterday holding a newborn and a discombobulated three year old,while listening to my daughter talk about motherhood. I enjoyed myself and hopefully was a help to my daughter. She is a good mama,and like all good … Continue reading

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a schizophrenic day

My day began very well. It was the annual Cardboard Boat Regatta today (pictures when I upload) . For the first time my almost fourteen year old participated. I watched him interact with other teens appropriately. It was wonderful to … Continue reading

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