A Family Mental Health Update

It has been brought to my attention that at least one of you (Shout out to Tamara!!!) want to know what’s up with our family (and our mental health!) So, here you go! Not having a home is very challenging, especially when it comes to mental health. Child #3 is still taking his pills, butContinue reading “A Family Mental Health Update”

Who’s Watching the Watchers?

Since May is Mental Health Month and I have been ruminating about this for a while, I just thought I would share something that is near and dear to me. I think we have a problem in this country (the US) with mental health care. Not just for adults, but especially for children. I haveContinue reading “Who’s Watching the Watchers?”

A Rainbow Promise & Chocolate Sauce

The other day we had a pretty strong storm here in Wisconsin. However, when the clouds moved East, the sun shined in the West and a beautiful rainbow appeared. It reminded me of that very first rainbow and the promise that went along with it. God has not abandoned us, even though the mortgage companyContinue reading “A Rainbow Promise & Chocolate Sauce”

Abused, Abuser, Abuses

Early this morning I was preparing a speech that I plan to give at a meeting of abused women. I have told our story countless times; to doctor’s, therapists, nurses, friends, to my children’s schools. I have pondered the idea of writing down every detail, so that when doctor’s leave or therapists move on, IContinue reading “Abused, Abuser, Abuses”

Has Spring Sprung?

This morning, driving along a country road (we have a lot of those where I live!) I saw my first red-winged blackbird of the year! Then I saw another and another. If you have been reading my blog for a while, you may know that this is the bird that my family looks for asContinue reading “Has Spring Sprung?”

Will Anything Help?

Back a couple of years ago, when my world with Child #3 was imploding, I was told by an HHS worker that nothing was going to change for them. This child would always be handicapped and basically, that I better get over having any hope for anything else. I was devastated. The thing was, andContinue reading “Will Anything Help?”

A Hard-Learned Lesson

When I was a child my father had a horrible temper. In fact, he had some pieces to fix in his workshop that he had damaged or broken altogether from said temper. This lovely tradition continued into my own marriage when my lovely ex-husband hurled a crystal salt shaker at the oven and shattered theContinue reading “A Hard-Learned Lesson”

What Do You Want Out of Life?

What is it you dreamed of when you were a child? Did you wish to be an astronaut? A dancer? A painter? A doctor, perhaps? Or maybe a parent? I was thinking about this today, as my oldest is struggling some with life choices. She is working at a fast food restaurant, yet she isContinue reading “What Do You Want Out of Life?”