Friday, May 22, 2015

another facility

Had meeting with SW yesterday about issues with RTC.  We will be having a meeting on Tuesday with the facility to address concerns.

Please pray for guidance concerning J. SW indicated there might be another facility

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Celebrating ME!

Today I celebrate 45 blessed years of life!! I will never understand why so many people, esp. women, have a problem turning a year older. I thank God that he has given me each day of the past 45 years to spend with my family and friends.

I have been thinking a lot lately about life and the decisions I have made through all the different phases of my time here on earth. At 45 I am likely at my mid-life point (assuming I live to be around 90 :)

I thought the other day about so many things I would have liked to do or would still like to do in my life that really have not nor ever will be reality. I drove to a follow-up appointment with my surgeon

Monday, May 18, 2015

concerning return

When we arrived at the facility yesterday to drop J off his therapist was sitting outside potting a flower with another "client". She came over to our van all smiles ready to hear all positive things that happened over the weekend and to convince us he is ready to come home again soon for longer.

She asked me how things went and as soon as I said it had gone well other than a few anger issues

Sunday, May 17, 2015

not terrible, thankfully

J has had a good visit but he still struggles so much with his temper. It is so hard for me to understand why every little thing is such a big deal. For the most part he has done really well so I do want to give him credit where it is due. Most of the time he has been respectful and appropriate!! When he has gotten upset he has gotten himself back together quickly. Thankfully!

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It's raining here and we needed to get the kids out of the house so we took them to the Y. J got mad

Saturday, May 16, 2015

Prom 2015

Bryant and Claire
Prom 2015

instilling pride

When I picked J up from school on Friday he had on red, white and blue basketball shorts with a black t-shirt that was filthy. His socks were nasty and his shoes are falling apart with no insoles in them. (He has two new pairs of shoes at the unit.)

When I went to his unit to get his clothes half the clothes he packed

Reflecting back

This pic was taken Mother's Day 2010 and was right around the time I really begun to realize exactly what God was asking of our family.  Sure I knew before May 2010 that all nine of these children would likely be mine forever but as court hearings to terminate the parents rights were scheduled and TPR was granted things got REAL.