It was time for a change. The long drives to and from Seattle had taken their toll, and we made the hard decision to discontinue seeing our wonderful therapist, Deborah. After over two years of seeing her regularly, it is hard letting go, and the girls really miss her, but it was time to find somebody closer to home. The blessing is that the girls made huge strides working with her. God made a way for us to work with her when our need was great, and I will be forever thankful.
Initially, the sacrifice of driving 300 miles each way, leaving our other children every other weekend, taking the girls out of school for Monday appointments, spending hours on the road and thousands in gas, was all completely worth it. As the girls made progress, the balance began to tip. The stress of missing school, disrupting their routine regularly, and the fatigue of travel began to equal the benefit. The lost time with the other children and disruption to our lives was taking a huge toll on the family; we realized it was time to make a new plan.
I was afraid we would never find the right person, but right here in our town, we found a psychologist to work with Dimples. She specializes in trauma, which is just what we need, and she is Christian woman. I honestly didn’t think we could find somebody who fits our needs this well. We’re still looking for the right person for Honeybee. It is hard to trust anyone to work with my girls and honestly, I’m still a little scared, but I’m trusting that the Lord led us down this path.
By the way, I still have loads of notes to process and share from our time working with with Deborah; maybe I’ll have time to actually do it.
I’m ready for a productive school day. Sunshine had a fever yesterday but woke up feeling better today, so we can jump right in. I dug out some different readers for the little boys and they are excited for the change. They are also having fun plowing through their phonics workbooks. Best of all, the sun is shining through the windows and it is a beautiful morning.
I also have to share one little funny story. Eby was eating a hamburger yesterday and began picking the sesame seeds off the bun. Little Man asked him why and he replied, “If you eat the seeds, bread grows inside your tummy.” He is a funny kid.
giving thanks #241 – 250
the therapist who met our need when we were at our lowest
Dimples’ new therapist
Jesus for giving us what we need
small group and a great discussion on John ch. 1
Sunshine feeling better
little boys sleeping late
Honeybee packing Russ’ lunch this morning
leaves turning yellow on the apple trees
Ladybug’s happiness – volleyball, youth group, See You at the Pole, being 13
friends who listen when I need to process
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