Tuesday, June 10, 2008

It's an "Anything Can Happen Day"

Summer is not going as smoothly as one would hope. Taking children who are very used to routine and throwing them into a vacation situation is not always the best thing. We have so many appointments that it has become a full time job. Therapists, doctors, mentors, specialists and case workers have taken over our lives. There is a "chance" one of my sons may qualify for a summer camp and that, I'm sure will throw us further in this tailspin. Do I think it is all worth it? Honestly? No. There comes a point when we have reached a "therapeutic threshold". When my kids can't be kids and when summer is a chore, it is time to step away. My business is suffering, my patience is waning and the kids are in a fishbowl. We have one more week of intense appointments and then it goes to therapy only for a bit(unless summer camp comes into play.) Forget trying to put our house on the market right now. The painting and repair work will take many months and we just don't have that kind of free time right now.
I think it is time to put this all in God's hands. Everything looks overwhelming right now and I can't do everything. I could use a really holy person with the ability to bi locate to help me. But then they would be off doing amazing things for God and not in the practice of helping a frazzled wife with special needs kids and a rocky business outlook. I have to take all three to the pediatricians today. In Cincinnati. Alone. I'm very much looking forward to evening when I know all this will be over.

8 comments:

Samantha said...

I am praying for your family. I hope the summer is fun and not a chore.

God Bless!

Lily said...

I am praying as well. We just put our house on the market, totally not ready. We too are putting it in God's hands. I'd say who cares about the paint, put it on the market if you need to and things will get done.
~Lily

Mac McLernon said...

I'll say a prayer for you and yours, Thorn!

cordelia said...

i know what you mean when you talk about therapy overload. my son saw a speech therapist for a year or so and eventually felt like it was a waste of time (not to mention money) and energy!! just the driving was killing me. feel for you-will pray.

Tracy said...

Prayers for you & ((HUGS)) too!!!

Christine said...

Wish I was there to help you. I will say some prayers though to give you strength.

stay strong!

Kit Brookside said...

Wow - I know my fair share of a fraction of what you're going through...prayers, hugs, and hand in there, Thornie!

Leticia said...

You are very wise to know when to say no to 'help' for special needs children which is more trouble than it's worth.
I need to learn that! You're in my prayers.