Saturday, April 30, 2016

Livin' and Lovin' Life with Pics

I love being the mom to many. 
Many children of many different ages. 
Array of various activities.
So many first and so many lasts. 
Walking with them through the many stages of their lives.

So many of my friends are all kinds of emotional about having a graduating senior. I honestly have

Friday, April 1, 2016

making an exception

Visited J this week.  In my opinion we had a decent visit and a good conversation.  If you ask J he probably has a different take on our visit.

Five minutes after I got there he was asking to go back to the unit. The conversation had stalled and he was "bored" so he was ready to leave. I thought of more questions and reeled him back in. :)  Then the conversation took an unexpected turn...

Wednesday, February 17, 2016

we must never forget

I agonized over the perfect time to tell them.

I rehearsed and replayed in my mind what I would say.

I thought and over-thought my decisions concerning this situation and put it off as long as I felt I could and should.  

I tried to predict what questions they would ask and how I would best answer them honestly without hurting them more than they would already be hurting at the news.

Monday, February 1, 2016

treatment team meeting

No restraints the whole month of January!!
Gained 8 pounds in January.
Has maintained his level one for almost 3 weeks.
Med changes are working well. -- Just a side note... I tried to tell the facility that J didn't respond well to stimulants. They now agree. 
Updated his GAL today and the ISP team agrees he is exactly where he needs to be...

Trust...

...is such a small little word with so much meaning in relationships. Trust is the foundation for any meaningful relationship. I have written about trust many times over my blogging years.

Some post talk about how we have come a long way, while others convey how hopeless I feel in the process of trust building with J and D.