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Exhaustion - Enough Already!

Thursday, January 23, 2020

And that is where I find myself tonight. One foot in front of the other. For me there are days when parenting a teen boy with autism makes me weary. The exhaustion, the hurtful words, the feeling of helplessness and more. I hear/read so often that the main caregiver is the whipping post because we are their safety. Tonight I wouldn't mind someone else taking that job for a time. I will call his specialist tomorrow and get that appointment made for Tim and myself to talk with her about everything. It's more than me just needing a counselor. Every time I have tried that it became more of "here is what you need for him". I am putting this here as I just need to get some of the emotion out and ask for prayer warriors. I am on my knees about this each and every day.

Otherwise, I woke up so tired this morning and I'm certain it is a combination of two nights with less sleep hours and this cough/cold thing that is in round two so I allowed myself to sleep this morning until I woke up and that meant laundry didn't get started until about 11. I've felt rested though. I had lunch and then did my Prayerful Planner and study time before sitting down to do some paid work. Tonight I made a simple supper of grilled cheese and tomato soup and then settled in to do some Sparking and catch up on America's Got Talent as I needed to laugh. It worked and now Tim and I are watching a movie called "The Secret Life of Walter Mitty". So far it is good.

Tomorrow I have a client meeting at 1pm and have a couple more loads of laundry and supper is another easy one...bbq chicken.
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