Monday, May 5, 2008


Is this what "normal" parents feel like? I've got to say, it is a great feeling! We had NO issues over the weekend. It was very uneventful! Sure, we had "normal" stuff, Alyssa had a friend over, cleaned her room, went to the park, etc. You know, normal kid stuff!!!!

I feel AWESOME today! I highly recommend this feeling. All you got to do is open your heart to an emotionally damaged child. Parent them with consistency and love. Shed tears, and have fears for their future. Help them deal with all the "yuckies" and "cold pricklies", accept the hate that they spew forth, and give them unconditional love. Then, wait for the signs of healing. You know what I'm talking about, the genuine smile, or the real belly laugh. Then comes the "I love you Mom" that is 100% heartfelt, then comes the security and feeling safe enough to talk about feelings. And then, just like that, before you know it.....................A NORMAL WEEKEND!

It only took a year and a half!