Monday, July 05, 2010

Working on Gratitude

After a long cry last night, which I am sure I needed and some sleep, today was a bit better.
A friend of mine came over to give me a break with Little Man. She has training in working with kids with disabilities and aggression, so she was equipped to handle him, if not completely prepared for the level of violence he threw at her.
It was short, but meant the world to me. Really, truly an angel. Thank you Val!

My laptop is fixed! Some stuff had come loose in the fall to the floor and they were able to re seat it and it fired up just fine. There is some hard drive damage, but I won't know the full extent until I look at everything. But it works! Seriously, I stood there at the computer shop and thought, it is a miracle. Thank you God and the computer dude.

I have a call into his psychiatrist's office, waiting for a return call on that.

Danielle from An Eagles View asked if she could bring dinner tonight. While it isn't a necessary thing, we could scrounge something to eat, a sandwich etc. it means so much to have something cooked and yummy to eat. Thank you Danielle!

I am working hard on being grateful today. Thank you for your kind comments and prayers. They are appreciated and cherished.

9 Kids Who Want To Play:

Kristina P. said...

I am just sending you lots and lots of hugs.

Me (aka Danielle) said...

It's the least I could do...truly

I find it an honor, that you will allow me to help (where I can).

Lady of Perpetual Chaos said...

I am so sorry things are so hard right now. I really really hope that a few things fall into place for you fast so that you can have some kind of relief. You deserve it. And in the middle of this crises you're still trying to work on gratitude. You are amazing.

Azul said...

I'm glad you got a break, even a short one.

Here's to better days ahead.

Yondalla said...

So glad things are better today than yesterday! Hope everything with Little Man gets sorted out.

M-Cat said...

One day at a time. Sometimes, it's one minute at a time. But keep going.

K J and the kids said...

I'm sending you lots and LOTS of hugs and duct tape.
I'm so sorry Jo and I hope relief is coming soon.

Kristine said...

I think you know I understand those feelings of despair. *hugs*

Right now things seem to be "clicking" with Noah, like his brain turned on after months of being on sabbatical. I think we found the right combo of meds for him for right now. We also did a week of intensive attachment therapy with him. It was a last hope kind of thing. I figured it couldn't hurt, you know?

Well, it was truly magic. Powerful stuff to help us pull out that scared and angry animal that is inside him.

It feels good to have hope again. I wish that for you!

Laura in L.A. said...

I'm thinking about you, Jo. Hoping that things are steadily improving, and that your family is feeling better. Take good care.

Love, Laura