Tomorrow morning we are visiting a couple that does respite for children in our community. They are professional respite providers, but I definitely get the sense that they do it as ministry and out of love for struggling children. They also provide respite for children in fostercare. We’re going to take the youngest five and visit them on their farm. Linda wrote, “Bring as many kids as you like,” and “We’ll have the coffee pot on.” Yep, I’m pretty sure we’re going to love them.
I have time for a quick update this morning before heading to Spokane, and then to Couer d’Alene. Russ is working from home, so the two little boys won’t need to spend the hours from 8:00 – 3:00 in the car, and waiting at their sisters’ appointments. Ladybug and Sunshine will see the orthodontist, then after lunch, Dimples will see her new therapist and begin EMDR today.
We’ll race home in time for Dimples’ friends to arrive after school to play games, decorate cupcakes, and celebrate her birthday – not exactly a birthday party, just friends coming over to have fun. She woke up at 7:00, already anxious about the candy she chose as prizes, worried about having enough food for her family dinner on Sunday, and wondering when I am going to buy the doughnuts she wants to take to her class on Monday. It could be a very long weekend.
The Book Group discussion of The Whole-Brain Child has begun on our Goodreads site. If you’ve already signed up, stop by and join the conversation. We’ll continue to discuss Chapter One: Parenting with the Brain in Mind until next Thursday when we’ll begin Chapter Two. If you haven’t signed up, you can still join us. Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org and I’ll send you an invitation.
Have a great Friday, friends. If you think of me, please pray that Dimples will do well as we spend the day on the road.