Sunday, January 10, 2010

Making progress

I am almost scared to talk about it, as if by discussing it, something fragile will be accidentally broken into little pieces and scattered about for me to pick up...

but...

... things are getting better. Easier. Dare I say quieter or calmer? Thank you, wonderful therapist Cathy, for helping Candace deal with her "mad brain" and her sadness. We are having fewer and fewer meltdowns, and they are much easier to redirect. Candace is more free with her affection toward all of us, but especially me. She actually came to me for comfort after hurting herself the other day.

Last week we were literally trapped in our somewhat rural house after a big snowstorm with subzero high temperatures swept through the area. Tom was in California, but all five kids and I were enjoying some forced togetherness Tuesday through Friday, as the plows hadn't made it out our way. The twins behaved so well! And miracle of miracles, they went to bed with no problem every single night last week. Every night!

I know that there is still a lot of progress to be made by all of us, but I think I am glimpsing the family Tom and I were hoping for. We so needed to see some progress...thank you, God, for the preview.


5 comments:

Emily said...

So glad to hear this! Praise the Lord for progress!

Becky and Naing said...

so wonderful to hear that Paula.
I'm so happy for you. I can't imagine how difficult 5 year olds were to bring into the family. My two are so much younger and it was so hard.

Blog Owner said...

Awesome news! So glad to hear that things are finally getting better. Be prepared for setbacks. Shay has been home almost three years and still has his bad days. (And he came home at 12mo!)

Jennifer said...

Paula, I am sooooo happy to hear this! I admire you for going the extra step to get the help for your little girl.

Kristen said...

Wonderful News!
So glad to hear things are getting better! :)