Friday, February 15, 2013
The short of the silence is that I have been busy.
The long is that I have had a lot of not to nice things to say about people in my life. And because I come from the "old school" of don't say something unless you have something nice to say, I have chosen to become silent for fear that verbal diarrhea will take over. When I do share (because surely I will at some point once I wrap my mind around all the feelings I have), I think your going to be shocked at the "behind the scenes" drama that takes place outside this big family. Relationships that start on negative terms just don't bode well in the long run. The proof is in the pudding. And loss of friend and familial relationships is SO painful. (Your like "what is she talking about??")
In the past weeks we have celebrated birthdays, met delegates from Ethiopia (pic above), I have done some volunteer work, girl scout meetings, soccer games, training hours, and had many mini family adventures. We have celebrated the closing of one delighted RAD's court case and today we finish and finalize the second of her therapists sessions that have lasted for YEARS. Our daughter will just get to BE and be therapy free and hasn't been that way since I can even remember and that is a BIG reason to celebrate. A few weeks ago she said goodbye to the attachment therapist and today says goodbye to her DBT therapist.
We have been wedding planning, coffee dating and vacation planning. ETAAM (the annual early trauma and attachment meeting retreat) is right around the corner. I am already losing sleep out of sheer excitement to spend a week away with some of most favorite women in the entire world. I am so blessed to have a husband and family that support my endeavors and a daughter that is stepping in to help while I am gone.
I miss writing. I miss blogging. I am kicking myself at the pictures that aren't getting posts and all the missed days of the make a wish trip that never made it to the blog. I need a long weekend to just get caught up on the birthdays alone. I don't scrapbook and most of the photos I take never make it into print so this is our family photo album from the past years. I just need to figure out how to keep it fitting as part of our busy lives.