As you probably noticed, I haven’t been around much. You see, life takes a lot of twists and turns as a parent and as a person. Since July, I have taken on a full time job along with some new teen challenges to deal with and changes in my personal life.
With busyness, chaos, and craziness, I had wondered on whether or not to even celebrate Christmas. I was tired, weary, and lacked a lot of joy.
I told my husband, “No Christmas tree this year. I don’t have it in me to celebrate.” Several days later I went back to my husband and said, “I changed my mind. Get a Christmas tree!” Continue reading
The holidays are around the corner and for many parents with teens in crisis it is often overwhelming to think about. Celebrating times with family and friends is not something we can even think about when living in a bubble with a struggling and hurting teen.
In years past I had often dreaded the holidays. It would always start out good but somehow and in some way it would just fall apart, leaving sadness, discouragement and feeling depressed. This is a hard thing to admit. You love your child so much and want them to get better but at the same time you want to run away from the crises that are happening around you. Continue reading