Ah Yes, Blogging…

Do we have to talk about blogging? I just want some snuggle time! I’m an emotional support pup!

So, I started out wanting to do the extra post on Wednesday, but then failed to post on Thursday, my normal posting day. So, here it is, Friday, and yeah…no post.

Family time… obviously not ours. Psycho ex, remember?

I decided to do a family update. Child #1 is doing well, making her way in the world and no longer living at home. She has found a substitute family, and a job and is somewhat happy. As far as I know, she has not seeked (sucked? seeketh? No freaking clue!) help for her mental health issues. She is an adult and it is none of my business. I still pray for her mightily.

Child #2 is doing fine. She taught herself to knit over the Summer, and is now into knitting all sorts of projects. She still likes to latch hook as well as many other creative outlets. She is amazing, and I’m a tiny bit jealous that she is so proficient in so many arts and crafts. Could be that I never did her the disservice of telling her she couldn’t and that it wouldn’t work out.

Child #3 is doing so much better! He is figuring things out and just enjoying being with his friends and being accepted. Is he perfect? Absolutely not! But compared to where he was just a couple of years ago, the transformation is amazing! Thank you, Jesus!

Child #4 is struggling. She has a doctor’s appointment today to see if we can get to the bottom of her depression and anxiety. I am thinking of seeing if she’s interested in starting a trauma journal, like I did. It may help. I try to be supportive and loving, but she doesn’t want to be touched, to have to do anything, or to participate in family stuff. It’s frustrating and I miss her, as do her siblings.

I am doing better with my mental health. I have started a drawing trauma journal, and have found it extremely helpful and healing. I still have a long way to go, but for the first time in a long time I can see real progress and am even considering dating. We’ll see. God knows.

My Drawing Trauma Journal – No peeking!

I love where we are right now on our journey. There is hope and that is a beautiful thing. Praise Him Always; even and especially in the hard times, as He is preparing you for what you will need in life. He sees the big picture.

Published by Rita

I am a single mother, a Christian, a writer, an abuse survivor, a reader, and a friend. I've wanted to be a writer my entire life and now here I am!

6 thoughts on “Ah Yes, Blogging…

  1. Good for you guys! I’m happy you’re doing so much better!

    Re child #1: as you know, she will not likely receive your suggestions well right now, and she is probably still very raw from the past. I trust that God and his Angels will work on her behalf and send her the teachers she needs at this time. It isn’t your job to heal her, it is only your job to work on your relationship with her, so that you both can develop better and better communication.

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  2. Glad child #3 is doing better. And yes, with child #1 you sort of have to let go because as an adult they make their own choices. I’m sorry to hear about child #4’s anxiety and depression. I suffer from both and it’s tough. Journaling has helped me and hope it can help her too.

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