Discussion in 'The Watercooler' started by gcvmom, Dec 17, 2009.
I've missed seeing you around. Hope everything's okay. Post when you can!
I was wondering that too. Come out, come out, wherever you are.
Missing you... Come out and play!
I was wondering the same thing yesterday.
Yoooohooooooo. Hope all is well.
Me too! I miss you.
That's funny I was thinking about her because I was watching a little "flock" of Western Bluebirds that have migrated here and she is another one who is a bird lover...
Hope you are well.
3 Shadows is vacationing with me and Raoul the pool boy down in Fiji. She has a problem with the commercialism of CHristmas and so I got her tickets to this tropical paradise so she could get out of the snow.
In Spring? I'm taking her to France. C'est Bon'!
So......lurker-where are you?? - And when you get back from Fiji - you better have a nice present for me.
Good grief! I'm so used to being a wallflower that I never expected anyone to notice that I went back into lurking mode....
I firmly believe in the vibes of the board: husband was just thinking about gvc mom and I was sensually drooling over her goat cheese post (I think I've had that Humboldt cheese in a fancy restaurant in Maine), then I saw her post wondering what's going on with me, very odd indeed!
My heart is with all of you. Sometimes I don't know how to respond in an eloquent way and I feel useless. I think my huge problem is the fact that I did not find this board in time to help our boys, so I don't have the basic knowledge you all have about IEPs, medications, etc... I feel useless when a new member posts because I never knew that there was real help available to families like ours. I also feel a lot of shame about the way I let our boys down. And, to be truly honest, I'm feeling unworthy of having a wonderful easy child. Do I really deserve such a miraculous blessing, when others are still struggling in the depths???
Star*, it IS snowing here in MD and I am VERY discouraged by the commercialism of Christmas....I've become a very successful couponer and have spent a lot of energy buying food for a women's shelter. That's what it should be about! My mother always said I would live on the streets and it means so much to me that I have a home and can give to other women.
3Shadows, it's good to see your smiling face. by the way, you have a great deal to offer here ~ you fought the warrior mom fight & helped blaze a trail for the rest of us.
Don't be hiding away on us. We do miss you.
3S- I just thought of you on Monday as I was leaving the grocery store. There was no particular reason... you just popped into my head.
You know, you do have a lot to offer. There are many parents out there that are in the exact same boat as you. Maybe, as you offer them understanding you can gain healing for yourself. Remember that you did the best you could with what you knew. You are a wonderful parent, wife and person and we miss you. You definitely add something here and it is good (like you are).
3 shadows I missed you too!
You are wise, sage, and have an invaluable wealth of information to share with us - if that was not the case - we all would not have wondered where you had gone! We need our 3 shadows friend!
You get your Frenchified patootie back on here on a regular-ish basis or we'll sick our difficult child's on you!
I'm so glad you are okay -- I worry when people drop off without a word when they've been so active for so long!
Like TL and TM said, you have all of your wonderful life experience to offer, your personality, your wit and charm. I know how sometimes we don't know what to say and that's okay not to chime in... but at least check in and let us know you're still breathing!
Sounds like easy child is doing well and you are enjoying parenting her You absolutely deserve having her! I like to think my easy child is God's consolation prize to me for giving birth to two difficult child's first...
Hope husband is doing well, or at least better than he was. You'll have to PM me later.
I'm glad to see you, too! I always appreciate your view on things and consider you a wise person. If it's any consolation, even with today's available therapy, medications, school district accommodations, etc., we are obviously still having difficult child issues, so remember that no one has found a cure yet and it's not like you turned your back on trying to help your difficult child's.
Well hey there girl! Im glad to see you are still hanging in there. You can look for some Enfamil and huggies coupons for my son..lol. I will send you their address by PM. They could sure use them. Little Mikey eats like a pig.
AAAWWW!!! You ladies are so sweet! Thank you all from my heart. We really are family aren't we?
Janet, now you're speaking my language! I'll get right on it!
Well, I've missed my wine drinking partner who gave me the giggles in Cleveland.
You know, there is sadly a day when many of us know we *think* we don't have much to offer as our own difficult child's have defied whatever efforts we have tried. But, you really do have a lot to offer. That is the beauty of this site. You get lots of opinions...some you try some you smirk at, but what have you got to lose?
We are just one big happy family!!
I've been thinking about you, too! Glad you're all right. Sending many non-commercial Christmas flavored hugs!
I've been thinking about you too. I didn't find the board until Travis was 13. It would've been truly wonderful to have found it when he was young....but then it also didn't exist then. lol
You're a warrior Mom right along with the rest of us. You just had to walk a bit rougher road like some of us who didn't know help was out there. And in many places....the help is still not there. Depends on where you live, funding and such. So don't go thinking you failed anyone cuz you most certainly didn't. All the help in the world won't turn a difficult child into a easy child unless they are the ones who want the change and are willing to work for it.
And you have a wealth of info and can give a prospective of what it was like with no IEPs and the like to help. I used to cuss those IEP meetings, but I also remembered the nitemare life was before I found out about them and other services available to my difficult children.
Besides I enjoy your posts and replies.
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