I don't think I'm very good at keeping up with life outside of my home. I wish i was better at it but my life seems so so full of things that I need to do and get taken care of that I find everything else gets put to the wayside. I wish I was better about writing letters and making phone calls to loved ones. I suck at it. And because I suck at it I have guilt that I'm not keeping up with loved ones. I'm trying to be easy on myself because I know my load is big right now and I can only handle what is right in front of me. So if you leave a comment on my blog or you send an email and I don't answer please know that its not because I don't want too, its because I am a just trying to handle whats pertinent in my life but I do read all the messages and they mean so much to me. The support I have received on this blog and on facebook and from all my extended friends and family has many times kept me going.
My wonderful husband is still wonderful. Never in my life have I been loved and cherished so so much. For years I prayed for a man like him to come into my life. I am eternally blessed by the life God has created for me. My husband (we will call him T) lets me stay home so that I can take care of our children (oh how I love our children, all SEVEN of them)...but most importantly I am staying home so that we can get Skyler (my seven year old) figured out. He was always different and high maintenance. I never had the time to take him to the doctor and find a diagnoses for him....now I do and we are getting answers. Its still quite a challenge. We have ruled out autism; however he does have ADHD, Intermittent Explosive Disorder, Social communication disorder....and a sensory problem that limits what he will eat. I cant even explain to you how difficult it is to have a special needs child. The stress is more then I can bare sometimes. There are days that I just have to put him in his room because we are all so frustrated. Thankfully I finally have a good Christian doctor that has a little boy just like Skyler. We are now on a plan that seems hopeful. It will include a lot of medication (sounds horrible but we are desperate for some relief), lots of therapy, prayer, and counseling. If you are the praying type, please pray for our family. I can only imagine how frustrating it is for the other members of the family to deal with. T is very gracious and loving to Skyler but I know he too is anxious for a solution for our Skyler.
As most of you know, two and a half years ago I sent my two oldest daughters away. One went to live with their dad and one went to live with their grandparents. The reason for this was because I was overwhelmed with the issues my children were going through and I needed help. The girls were cutting themselves and running away amongst other things. It has been a subject of sadness for me over these past few years. The good news is my oldest daughter Chelsea worked really hard to get her life in order. She accomplished her Jr and Sr year at one time and graduated a year early. Me and my family drove out to Arizona to attend her graduation and surprisingly she asked if she could come back and visit us for a month or so. Of course we said yes....but in a change of events when we got back to Colorado Chelsea said she was ready to move home and she has remained since then. We have our Chelsea back and we are so so proud of her. She already has a car and within a day and a half of being back she obtained a job and has plans to go to college in the near future.
As I sit here typing this I can see that life really does come full circle. What was once lost has been found. Most importantly I think I am finding myself. For so many years I was searching and searching for this happiness...for this contentment but I was not able to find it in the places I was looking. All the while I was praying to God to bring my life together. I would say to HIM "God, how much can a person take? When is it my turn to enjoy some happiness? Are you there????" At times I didn't even feel His presence. I'm sure that we all feel like that. I can tell you that God is real. All you have to do is look at my life...my train wreck of a life...and you can see God all through it. I have to remember that God doesn't promise that life will be easy, in fact He tells us that it is probably going to be pretty tough...but He does promise to walk through it with us....He promises to protect and feed us and most importantly He promises to LOVE us unconditionally. That's what really matters....LOVE!!!
Life is crazy still...but I think I operate well with crazy. I'm used to it!! (grin)