Thursday, May 1, 2008

Little Miss Sunshine

The last picture is a drawing Abegail made for me after a day I wasn't pleased with her. Click on it to see it enlarged. Emmanuel is really struggling with his medication and she gives him no leeway. I was very touched by this and so proud of her.

Yesterday I took E-man by himself to the grocery store as a reward because he had three good days at daycare. He was so out of sorts. By the time we walked out of the store he was just sobbing - pathetic sobbing, not a temper tantrum. More like a woman with really bad PMS who can't take it anymore. There was a woman, about 85 or 90, walking with her cane in the store and she looked at him and said, "honey, what's the matter?" I thought, lady it would take me the rest of your time on earth to tell you!


Valerie said...


Don't stop writing and certainly don't stop talking it is the only thing that will keep you sane! Keep hanging in there and know you have a ton of support all around even if it is from afar.

The Googeg's said...

I KNOW! I used to want to say "The day you have parented a child with a history like mine has; you can question my 'style'." Of course, I just smiled. You need validation! You are great! Look at that letter from Abegail - something is going right.


The Charlebois said...

You are doing a great job, Sue. You are a champion -- anyone can see that. Keep it up.
Abegail's picture is precious.

Janel said...

I have been following your Blog since your trip to bring the rest of your family home last year. You are amazing parents! Even on your worst days remember it is the love you have for your kids that will make the biggest difference...One day at a time. That is my motto most of the time...God has truly blessed you with an wonderful family and He will show you the way through all the the darkest times. ~ It is good to remember that we are all trying our best to be good parents...and that's what counts!

Anonymous said...

How precious! We love you all to the moon and back. Just like Eman writing his story, it's healthy for you too to keep journaling! We surround you with love and prayers and applaud you for doing the best for your family. Hugs! Mom R.

Nancy said...

Duct tape comin' up!!! There are some days when we all need to have our mouths taped shut! But Valerie is right when she wrote "Keep talking" it's what will keeep you sane! And keep blogging, or journaling or write me a letter and bitch about anybody you like, whatever gives you some relief from the pressure you must often feel. Nobody ever said this journey you are on wasn't going to be rough at times, but you know that you are doing a great job. I can't wait to see you and hug you all in July!

Shelby & Lori said...

Please keep writing. I need to know we are not alone in hell.

Sharon said...

Duct tape! I'm so glad you still have your sense of humor! This is tough work - mine is mostly with my mother, not my kids, but that's a different story. Hang in there! You are a wonderful mom and Scott is a wonderful dad! Keep up the good work!


Janie & Chris said...

Missing you-- and knew you'd make me laugh-- on an out of sorts day!

You're the best Miss Sue. Humor works.

We're blessed by your grace.