Our last view of Chai Tea as she embarked on her new life.
Fly Boy gave her an engagement ring when she got to Mississippi.
I think this picture is imprinted on my mind forever...
especially the stuffed dog looking back at me.
Our goal has always been for our children to grow up and to go on to lives of their own. I guess I thought we could control how and when that happened...
My right eye started twitching the day before Chai Tea left and did not stop until yesterday. It is unusual for someone with SD to develop other dystonias... I don't know if it was just the stress or if it is another dystonia that has developed. However, I may be insane now. Do you actually know if you are insane?
Double Shot has been taking us for a wild ride... Sigh. I really feel as though Mr. Macchiato and I are hunkered down in a trench on the front lines of a war. We are battle weary and have called in reinforcements. Our good ole counselor! We hadn't seen him in a couple months because everything was going well... as well as we could expect given the situation. I really want to encourage anyone who is having trouble with their teens (or kids of any age, really) to sit down with an objective third party. It helps so much to see things from a different perspective. Our counselor has gotten to know us over the past 14 months and how our family works. It was so nice for Mr. Macchiato to be able to just call him up and for the three of us to go in and not have to go over all the history... he already knows it. I think the most important thing when dealing with family issues is to have Mom and Dad on the same page. I don't think we'd have been able to do that without being able to talk about behavior and consequences with someone who understands the mind of a teen better than we do. And... it isn't just about the teen... it is about the whole family.
I am so dreadfully behind on all y'all's blogs... OY!!!