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Friday, 5/4/18

Friday, May 04, 2018



Today has been a very rough day. Began with another long conversation with Isaac about his behaviors and I think I got through to him for this round. I had to use some tough words with him and sadly one example became very real so he now knows how serious things have gotten. He then headed off with Patrick and I tried to do some paid work, but I didn't get very far as I received a phone call from the school.

Maegann was in with the counselor and I learned that a friend had reported her to their teacher because she was talking about self-harm and he in turn contacted the counselor. I had already phoned and made an appointment with her weekly counselor so the school one just made sure to check with her throughout the last two class hours and made sure she was with a friend at the cultural fair happening during lunch and third hour (Cinco de Mayo on the 4th). Michael was gone at lunch and third hour taking his written driver's test (he passed this time) and when he returned he got permission from the counselor to just stay with Maegann. I picked her up after school since the appointment was at 3 and Michael was with her and asked if he could come with us as he was still very concerned. He came home with us afterwards and I sent them off to Moxie for Italian sodas and then they went to Walmart and were just being silly. They did get a selfie for me.



They were also to pick up the ordered pizzas for supper. Wendell was here working on the shop so it was just easier than trying to fix a whole meal. So thankful for a lot of laughter at the table and Isaac has done exceptionally well with his behaviors the entire time. He admitted Michael is nice. Now those two went for a walk on the greenbelt, Tim and Wendell are putting up trusses and Isaac and I are watching Dick vanDyke.

This morning Orn arrived about 10 to help Tim with the walls and by the time Wendell arrived they were almost ready for the trusses. Just helped them get the last one up and ready to nail. Tomorrow the sheeting can go up. Looks so different out there with a structure.



The view from the deck.



It's been a very hot day too. 85 and full sun and thankful humidity is rarely an issue for us. Just not used to the warmth as we've been in low 60 for so long. Grass (hydro-seed) is scheduled for Tuesday.

My heart is heavy and thankful all at the same time tonight. One of those times when I have no idea what to pray so I'm letting the Spirit have the reins for now.

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  • LOPEYP
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    572 days ago
  • CHERIRIDDELL
    A lovely picture .What is causing the self harm talk?
    576 days ago
  • DOROTHYBERO
    Cute couple
    578 days ago
  • LAPPEROO
    Janet,
    Nice pictures. Maegann looks great. So nice that she has a friend to support her. What brought on the self-harm talk? Ohhh...I'd be at my wits end hearing that. What do the counselors recommend for managing this? It seemed she was doing so well these past few months.

    Sounds like you're getting through (in-part) to Isaac. It takes some repetition sometimes for them to get the message. You're so good about managing these things and not avoiding it. So many moms I've known have thrown their hands up and claim they don't know what to do and then do nothing instead of finding the answers.

    Here's hoping you have a peaceful, relaxing weekend, girl! emoticon
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    Lapperoo
    579 days ago

    Comment edited on: 5/5/2018 6:02:38 PM
  • JINLYNN
    Such an emotional day for you. Hope you had a restful sleep and I will be praying for you and your family.
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    579 days ago
  • MUSICMOMOF2
    Janet - I am sending hugs and prayers your way. I'm glad that you were able to talk to Isaac and help him hopefully see how his behavior affects everyone. I'm also glad that Maegann has people looking out for her. Hope that the weekend goes smoothly!
    579 days ago
  • SPARKLE-IT
    God knows our prayers and our hearts without us ever having to say a word. That's just a small part of His awesomeness.

    Though you might feel overwhelmed at times remember there are lots of people praying for you and your family. Never forget Jesus is with you every moment to give you the strength, wisdom whatever you need to get through the difficult times. You are not alone. Doesn't mean life is easy, but it's bearable.

    You are an amazing woman of God as you go through these hardships still loving and growing in Him. God's blessings to you and your family.
    579 days ago
  • CARMACHAMELEON
    Janet,

    WOW!!! You did have a humdinger of a day!!!

    I am happy that you finally go through to Isaac and you used what I call tough love and he GOT IT, this time and it may take more of the same with you using a very serious time for him to keep understanding. I know that was hard for you and on you but emoticon mom!!!

    I am having a hard time digesting the fact that Maegann was talking about harming herself. I am glad that she goes to a school that cares enough to have it reported and gets to you on this unfortunate matter. I thank God that Michael cared enough to stay with her and even come home with you to make sure that Maegann was okay. With the selfie that was taken at Wal-Mart things appear to be okay but one never really knows.

    R E S T mom and know that I am praying for you and your family.

    Blessings!

    - Nancy Jean -
    GA
    579 days ago
  • KOHLRABIGIRL
    Adolescent angst can sure weigh on a mother. Reading Psalm 91 tonight aloud to God. What a prayer!
    579 days ago
  • KATIE5668
    Hugs my friend..tough times. No wise words only a caring heart reaching out to hug you!

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    579 days ago
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