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I'm still around - just not very vocal...

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

I'm still here, though I haven't been doing well on my program the past couple of weeks - between Mark's depression (he's better for now) and his graduation, it has been hectic and draining.

I was pretty emotional leading up the graduation. It breaks my heart that Mark missed out on his whole senior year and the graduation ceremony. But his mental health comes first.

Anyway, sorry for being so silent lately - when I'm feeling less brittle, I'll be more vocal, I promise.

A couple of pics from the grad party:

The two grads - Mark is sitting down, his cousin Brandon is standing:

And this is what happens when an 11 pound puppy tries to party all day with the big folks:

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
PAULA-ZARYA 6/30/2013 9:09AM

    So sorry things have been rough for you it is always hard to keep things going when things are going well. emoticon

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JMCADE 6/28/2013 3:05PM

    Glad to hear that things are doing better. Keeping your family in prayer.

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LJR4HEALTH 6/27/2013 7:19PM

    emoticon sorry its been a rough spot for you You were missed

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BETHICANFLY 6/27/2013 4:48PM

    (((HUGS)))...wish I could give you a real hug and not just a virtual one. Hang in there and take care of yourself, please!

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HAZELFRUIT 6/27/2013 2:32PM

    Wow, I just listened to the bandcamp link you posted on a previous blog, and that kid has talent AND creativity. I hope he keeps working on new stuff to share. Creating is tough work but he's clearly got a lot of potential.

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LV_MOM1 6/26/2013 6:37PM

    Congrats to Mark for graduating! One of many great milestones, with many more to come. Enjoy the moment, they grow up way to fast! emoticon emoticon

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WIZKEY 6/26/2013 6:27PM

    Glad you're back on here and congratulations to Mark!! Devin had to come home to school for the last 3 years of high school and so we had a party for him when he graduated, but also no ceremony. He didn't seem to mind, though. I know how hard it is for us as parents when our children do not do the things that we considered part of our growing up, but they are making progress as strong young men in their own time. emoticon

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    YAY! Your ALIVE!!!!!!! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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RACEWELLWON 6/26/2013 5:29PM

    Amy - no need to be sorry - you have a right to your feelings as Mom . I understand completely of coarse that is sad. But it is what it is at least he graduated and is dealing with entire situation. Mark looks handsome , cuz also - Love the sleepy pup!! Amy you are an awesome Mom and I am very proud of you for being as strong as you are as a person with all that you have dealt with I the past year. Their 's no right or wrong in this just friends that love you !! Hugs K emoticon emoticon

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SIRENSONGS 6/26/2013 4:15PM

    I've missed you here Amy, but totally understand why you haven't been around as much. What you have been dealing with have definitely been priorities! I am glad to hear that Mark is doing better, and hope he remains so for a long time! It is sad that he had to miss his senior year at school, but you're right: his mental health definitely comes first! He will have plenty of time to form new memories. Congratulations to Mark on his graduation! After all he's been through, I know how proud you must be! Your pictures are lovely, and I want to give the puppy a nice big cuddle! :)

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LGAR519 6/26/2013 4:01PM

    Amy, I missed reading your blogs. I'm glad Mark is doing better. I sometimes think that parents miss important activities in their children's lives more so than the kids do. At least he graduated and has his music. You will get back into your healthy life style soon. I know you will.

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SPIRITUALBEAR 6/26/2013 3:41PM

    i am glad that Mark is doing some better. It is unfirtunate when these things interfere with their school years but there is not a lot to be done about that.He has other accomplishments to be proud of, namely, his music! It will take him places if he chooses to let it!

Glad you are still around, after a long haul through all these events and troubles. You will turn around and be back on track when your heart and mind are not so distracted from the things that life throws at you. We all have those times one way or the other, sooner or later. All we can do is be there for those that need that helping hand or friendly ear to listen.

Any time, email me. Big warm hugs to you

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TERESA159 6/26/2013 1:11PM

    Good to hear from you and thanks for sharing your family's celebration. I'm still around too but have not had time nor energy for blogging or keeping up with people. Am trying to figure out how to "do it all".

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