I am thankful that I was able to allow 2 kids to go to Unity 2 different nights each! ( they were both there last night!)
Thankful for friends stepping up to provide a ride, or a meal, or friendship.
I think as I look back on the past week, a few things stand out to me…
1) God is good! All the time God is good!
2) friendship matters.
The text from a far away friend who feels close in spirit… The phone call from a friend who is a single mom… With a kid with autism… Offering to do anything to help me!
I guess the reality is this: very few from my church said anything. At first that really irritated me. Where are these relationships between Sunday’s??? And what do i have to do to be part of that?
Why am I not part of that now? (Idk… Just random wonderings!)
But I saw this. I saw God. Sometimes he used people that I expected Him to use… But most of the time he surprised me:)
My prayer has been and will continue to be: may others see Jesus through me and may HE be glorified.
One of William’s therapists told me today that she is always amazed by the way I parent. She said, I love coming here, I always learn something from you!
I realize God uses anything and everything for His glory.
So what makes this week more difficult than “normal”? 2 weeks ago was camp week. Then we celebrated my (Kathleen) parents 50th wedding anniversary!! Then life got more interesting!
Mark has been struggling and he had been asking for help. For a medicine change… But anxiety and nightmares and panic attacks and more continued to increase. As you know Mark struggles with PTSD and severe depression and anxiety as a result of an armed robbery almost 5 years ago.
Mark is getting focused treatment at this time. While full healing to where he was prior to the robbery is not likely. That is not our goal. Our goal is for him to be able to face each day with less anxiety, fear, anger, and depression.
God has been our rock through these times. He has shown me that he is all I need.
Mark and I covet your prayers as we face each day. We are thankful for those who come along side in times like this. But with all that we face in our home each day. We dearly need relationships! Friendships! People willing to come along side and genuinely care!
I am asking you to pray for a few things:
1) strength for me as I have a lot to deal with each day.
3) that Mark and I would feel supported and loved and that people would be willing to walk along side us as we face life!
Autism, adhd, ptsd, depression, anxiety, mood disorder, fibromyalgia, and more… Each day!
Do you care enough to step outside of your comfort zone?