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Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Keepin' It Real

This month has seriously been so full of good fortune for me.  Christynelson.net is doing really, really well.  I'm getting paid (still not much, but enough for now) to do what I love.  Professionally, things couldn't be better.  

Today I'm in the dumps.  You see, Caleb's behavior is starting to take a turn for the worse.  It is like he is regressing to that time I still call "The Summer from HELL".  Yesterday was one of his worst days ever.  He was exhibiting some decidedly unsafe behaviors.  I just deleted a bunch of stuff I wrote---let's just leave it at that.

I'm feeling back at that stage where I am a totally clueless parent.  I'm doing everything in my power to help him but we haven't found anything that works.

I'm also depressed because Carl has been having a lot of work and church things to do lately and hasn't been home to help as much.  I got a 15 minute break last night when he was home to eat between work and church.  Tonight he has another church obligation.  He'll also be gone from Mar 25th-Apr 1st to do some research down at NASA.  This coincides with Caleb's Spring Break. I'm going to be calling in the calvary for that week, for sure.  

So, there you have it.  My keepin' it real post for today.




11 comments:

  1. Ugh...I'm sorry, Mama! I wonder if you could convince one of your YW to call your family a Personal Progress project and come over a few hours a day during Spring Break??

    Good luck!!

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  2. Yuck. I'm so sorry. I don't have any groundbreaking wisdom to offer... just a big virtual hug. :)

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  3. You have definitely kept it real today Christy. So sorry. I completely understand about your hubbie being gone and that's really tough. Hang in there.

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  4. Hang in there Christy! I'm sorry it's so difficult right now. Sending lots of PTs your way.

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  5. I'll be praying for you with extra diligence, Christy. Remember to breathe. God doesn't bring you to it without providing ways through it ... Sending Love, Justine

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  6. Boo. I am so sorry. I'd buy you a cup of coffee if we were closer!

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  7. Hang in there! We so know what hell-times are like around here. I'm keeping you in my thoughts, and hoping that you somehow find a way to laugh when you feel like crying (and when you figure that out, can you let me in on the secret?). Hugs!

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  8. Christy, a lot of kids regress for a period of time. It isn't a permanent setback and he won't have to climb the ladder all the way back to good behavior. He will jump back. And if you need "J" next week just holler.

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  9. Jump in your husband's suitcase and come to Houston with him! ;) I'm sorry things are rough right now. Sometimes I feel like taking someone's shirt collar and shaking them around, yelling, "I'm just ONE person! How am I supposed to handle ALL THIS?!" I praying you strength right now. Hang in there!

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  10. Hey Christy!

    I have a soon to be 11 year old who would love to be a mothers helper sometime next week. I have a 9 year old that likes it too! Let me know what day!

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  11. Hey Christy, this is really hard, but it sounds like you need Carl right now more than the church does. This is the one factor in your life that you can change. The church is about supporting families and if his volunteer calling is having this affect on your family it's an appropriate time to get a reprieve. Best of luck to you. I'm so sorry it's started up again.

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