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".