Wow, I can hardly believe it has been two years since I last posted on this blog. I'm hoping to return and again make this blog a part of my life.
First, thank you to all the many readers who share their thoughts on this blog and send me messages. I feel deeply honored to have perhaps added a touch of encouragement or hope or help to my fellow travelers. The journey is not always easy and the more we support one another the better will be our world!
Let me catch you up...
Over the few years, life has taken on a few new twists and turns. (Life sure has a way of doing that sometimes, ya know)?
In addition to my regular busy schedule trying to manage family, my private practice, and life in general, we "adopted" a young man into our family. As a permanent foster mother of a teenager with some extraordinary challenges, my "extra" time became non-existent. Over the last two years, my little, gentle, peaceful world turned into a wild roller coaster ride; a ride that has you hanging on for dear life! It is a ride that is literally about life and death for this young man who is now a part of our family!
I heard a quote many years ago that stuck with me and has become a foundational guide in my life; "I have never been impressed by those who want to change the world; I am more awed by those who struggle to make one small difference."
Well, as a mental health counselor specializing in issues of abuse, I know the heart wrenching reality of maltreated children. I know of the need to surround these children with support, love and care. More than anything I know there are thousands, even hundreds of thousands of children who need a family! We struggle to make one small difference!
So, as they say, "be the change you want to see in the world." I believe that as we reach out to heal our world, to love and give, miracles can happen!
Life is settling down... not too much, (smile), but enough that I believe I will have time to get back to this blog!
I am going to take a little different approach, and will try to answer some questions in a post rather than try to respond to every email or comment.