It really sucks that I no longer have my old entries (well, I have them but they won’t import for some reason), so let’s do a little recap of what’s been going on…
The last couple months have been really rough for my little family. For a while, it didn’t seem like things were ever going to get better. My marriage was on the rocks due to some really bad decisions on my part, my oldest daughter was struggling with major depression and self-harm, and my youngest daughter has been recently diagnosed with bipolar disorder. Not to mention my son’s crazy schedule for his ABA therapy, since he has autism. Life in our house was not very fun for a long time. I am happy to report, though, that things are getting better and we are all doing well; our hearts are on the mend. My husband and I are working through our issues together, my daughter is in counseling for her depression and self-harm issues, and I have an appointment for my youngest daughter to get the help she needs as well. We have made a few changes for our entire household, as well, such as eating around the table for dinner most nights and cutting back on electronics time. It is helping and I think all of us are doing a lot better than we were a couple months ago.
School will be starting soon for the girls, and I’m ready for the schedule again. Summer is nice because we get to sleep in a little longer than usual, but it also makes the house pretty hectic when kids are constantly ringing the doorbell or whatever.
I am also hoping to go back to work soon. I have been on hiatus since the first part of June, but I am ready to tackle some new projects again. But I also have to make sure that my family is ready for me to return back to work, too. My attention has been needed in my home, and I don’t want to go back to work until I’m sure both me and my family can handle the added workload.
One cool thing that happened recently was that Josh got to take leave from work, and we went home to visit our families for about 10 days. It was a much-needed vacation from everything going on here, and it really helped me to realize that despite my mistakes I am loved and I don’t need to focus on the negativity in my life. We all had a great time visiting with the family and friends we got to see while we were home, and I think it was just what we needed to take our mind off the things that have been weighing us all down. I’m still editing pictures from the trip, so I will post some of those next time I update.
Anyway, that’s what’s going on with us right now. Life isn’t 100% wonderful, but we are getting there.