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May the Lessons EMPOWER You!

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Sometimes it's hard to see the gifts in the situations or challenges we are presented with. It takes a lot of practice to view the GOOD in all - even those lessons.

Things at home continue to be a bit 'shaky' ... while my youngest is doing 'ok', I am still apprehensive of her mood shifts and she's very delicate and gets set off at nothing. My oldest called home and we got into a heated discussion because she has expectations that when she comes home all this will be 'over' and we won't have to walk on eggshells or have to hide medication and blades, but I explained that I can't guarantee that. It's very difficult being in this position and the lessons keep coming...

The gifts I see in this - well we are all having to learn new coping skills. We are all having to seek out outside help through counseling and for them, yes even medication to help stabilize their moods. While I'm not a fan of this, I do believe at times it's necessary.

My youngest is attending a gymnastics summer camp for the next two weeks, and the gift in this was that I was able to receive financial assistance to get her there.

We have our first appointment with her long term counselor tonight so I'm hopeful that setting this up will continue to help her along. I'm told they also may be running groups for kids and coping mechanisms so I'm hopeful she may be able to participate in that as well.

Me - well I have a meeting setup with my friend for Thursday. Keeping that connection and having that escape has been helping me stay in balance.

While I also know that what I am looking for in terms of 'happiness' and fulfillment is not out there... but rather in me, the gifts I see along the way help me along that path.

So while the lessons keep coming, I am choosing to let them empower me rather than devour me.

On the SP journey front - I'm feeling somewhat frustrated being stuck at the same plateau range I was on for 3 years, but I am going to keep pushing and hope to see 150Land by July 31st! It's going to mean some HARD work, but it's in ME... I Can Do This!! And doing it with YOU my SP friends makes it that much easier! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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GABIBEAR 7/17/2013 9:53PM

    Yes you can do it Helene! I know you can because the happiness is in you!

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CAROL_31649731 7/17/2013 8:15PM

    I'm sad that things are still "shaky" for you, as you so delicately put it . . . but you remain so positive & strong. I commend you for your courage & optimism. emoticon emoticon

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KANOE10 7/17/2013 7:43AM

    I think you have a very positive outlook on life. You are getting the gift of learning coping skills for your well as helping them. I wish you luck on beating that plateau. I know you can do it.

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BRADMILL2922 7/16/2013 11:16PM

    Good luck getting to 150land! I know you can do it with a lot of hardwork and sticking to your plan! My girls love gymnastics too! Im pretty sure at some point they will be hitting up camps when they get a little older. Hang in there Helene!

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ALEXSGIRL1 7/16/2013 6:15PM

    wishing you all hope and happiness

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4RASCALS 7/16/2013 6:08PM

    Sounds like your making progress. I continue to keep you & your family in my thoughts & prayers.

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JUST_BRENDA 7/16/2013 5:18PM

    It probably doesn't feel like it, but you are doing well in the home front. Just being able to take care of yourself and your daughters given what's going on is a huge ongoing accomplishment not to be ignored. It sounds like your weight situation is a disappointment to you, but you're doing great progress on the very important stuff. keep on going and it'll fall into place eventually.

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AHAPPYLIFE 7/16/2013 4:01PM

    Sounds very disheartening. The path you choose will be the right one for you & your family.

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NILLAPEPSI 7/16/2013 3:52PM

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SHAWFAN 7/16/2013 2:33PM

    You can do it! !!!

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1CRAZYDOG 7/16/2013 2:28PM

    I sort of feel how your DD feels in that my own DD experienced those feelings when DS was a teen. It's not easy.

HUGS and smiles.

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CHOCOHIPPO 7/16/2013 10:29AM

    Hi Helene.

You are so strong and you and your daughters will persevere. How beautiful to find the gifts amidst the chaos and challenges life is throwing your way. You are truly a remarkable and special person!

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LASARRE 7/16/2013 10:21AM

    I hope all this works out for you. It's so hard being a parent. emoticon

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CAPECODBABE 7/16/2013 10:13AM

    You can do it! emoticon
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MOONSTREAM 7/16/2013 10:11AM

    You sound like you're on the right path w emoticon ith the right attitude. emoticon

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MSLZZY 7/16/2013 9:58AM

    As you work through these issues with your daughters, you are gaining strength in ways you have never seen before. Continue to love them for the unique people they are. Keep encouraging and reinforcing the behavior you are striving for. They will mature into wonderful young women soon enough.

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