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Ice Cream - Good Reward for Emotional Bravery

Sunday, July 28, 2019

Didn't feel like a Saturday for me at all as I was gone all day for a training class. It was worth the time investment for myself and for continuing ed credits. Our training was in EFT (Emotional Freedom Technique) and I volunteered to be her "tiny trauma" case and it was definitely exhausting and freeing. Used my trauma that was based around Tim's stroke and Maegann's concussion/memory loss. Found some emotions that I had buried that surprised me, but by the end I could tell the story with happy memories from those days instead of the tears and concerns. Definitely a method that can be used easily on a daily basis to keep working on "issues". Also enjoyed lunch with everyone at Zupa's. There were 9 of us in the class and all have autism kiddos and several of us are Support Brokers. It's definitely a bond made from like circumstances.

Afterwards I stopped and got some ice cream and then headed home. Found Jeff over helping Tim out on the house. Most of the kitchen floor is torn up and the new door into the garage is in place. They had a busy day!

About 6pm we started games and first up was Scotland Yard.

Our "thief" waiting her turn to make a move. We played two rounds of this game and then switched to Labyrinth. It was fun and Jeff enjoyed hanging out with us. The update on Jeff and Maegann is that they are once again discussing their friendship/relationship. Tim and I still know God brought him into her life several years ago and he has kept coming in and out off and on throughout. He has one more year of school and then he will be joining the Army. Will be interesting to watch this play out.

Tomorrow is church, laundry and a little paid work before just resting. We also have family time listening to the sermon on the schedule.

Maegann sent me this photo during the day:

This is the gal from school who forced meth on her. She is now in jail for possession of an illegal substance with intent to use. Noticed it also showed some domestic violence on her record. Glad we had reported the incident with Maegann just so it was on record. A couple of the girls from school apologized to her when they had found the notice (they were the ones who shared it with her) because they hadn't believed her at the time. As I told Maegann...the truth always comes out at some point. I feel sad for this young woman though as she has two young girls and has just ruined her own life and made theirs "at risk".
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    Meth is such an evil substance and it takes everyone in its path down. There probably isn't an eviler drug on the market. So sad.

    Glad you got so much out of the class you took. Sounds like some healing happened too.
    85 days ago
    I am glad you reported that situation.Yes the truth does come out !
    85 days ago
    Wow, the update on the girl and meth situation is amazing. Very sad, hopefully she will get the help she needs and rise above her current lot in life. Yes, good that it was reported.

    Hugs to all
    85 days ago
    Janet, you WERE a brave volunteer! I have casually researched EFT ("tapping") on my own, and it seems to have some valid benefits. Thanks for sharing the follow-up about the woman who harassed Maegann. I do feel bad for her, but she definitely needs help. I never heard of "Scotland Yard," but being a mystery lover, I bet I'd like it! Hugs, Lynn
    86 days ago
    Time well spent at the training, yes! I agree, the truth always comes out. Have a lovely Sunday.
    86 days ago

    I am happy that you reaped an endless fountain of information from the workshop that you went to and made some new friends in the process.

    Luke 8:17 Amplified Bible (AMP)
    17 For there is nothing hidden that will not become evident, nor anything secret that will not be known and come out into the open.

    I am proud of the other girls for coming back to Maegann and apologizing to her for not believing her and happy that Maegann didn't push the issue back then to try and prove her case but let God prove it. This situation says a lot about all the girls and each of them has grown from this experience.

    Well, I am off to church to clean the bathrooms before service and today there are 14 of us that are rededicating our lives to Christ and we are being rebaptized. I am so excited!!!!

    R>- Nancy Jean -
    86 days ago
    Loved your message at the beginning ❤️. Blessings for a wonderful week 😊 👍🙏
    86 days ago
    Hopefully Maegann can put that whole experience behind here. At least there has been some resolution to it, but it is so sad. I would guess that the domestic violence would be because of the drugs. Just so sad.

    I'm glad that the training class was good for you. It's almost like you needed it to process everything that has happened over the past few years.

    Enjoy your Sunday!
    86 days ago
  • MSHEL7
    What a sad situation for that young mother who is in so much trouble. I'm glad you turned it in too. Maybe those young children will have a better outcome because someone took the time to do something right instead of letting it slide. I know you are not the cause of her being in jail, but still, it was a good thing that you did that. I'm glad the class worked out so well for you. That's a big plus!
    86 days ago
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