January 2014 ~
When I sat down to think of a word for our family to focus on this year, many came to mind.
February ~ For the remainder of the school year, we will be studying World War II.
March ~ This week went better than the last few weeks have gone. The adults (Dad, Grandma and I) in the family decided to make the boundaries around Goldilocks (13) smaller and tighter.
April ~ Goldilocks (13) is still safe and in respite care. She has made it very clear that she does not want to come home. The professionals also agree that she should not be in the home until she gets some intensive help with her emotions. She has stated that she thinks she will hurt someone if she comes home.
May ~ Goldilocks' therapeutic caregiver has decided to go through the extensive training (which she already has but needs to take the classes anyway) and licensing to be a very specialized mental health foster parent.
We had a wonderful birthday celebration for Tom Sawyer.
June ~ We are in the last few days of school and my mind is thinking about summer fun.
July ~ An attitude of gratitude makes all the difference, don't you agree? Do you look at the cup half full or half empty?
August ~ Our son Timothy recently passed his first anniversary at the brain injury day program he attends four days a week.
September ~ When I looked at all that was on the schedule for this week, I knew it was going to be a tough week and that we were going to have to adapt and tweak our usual style of schooling to make it through.
October ~ We have attended two major meetings about Goldilocks in the past few weeks.
November ~ Snow in the first week of November ~ unheard of in North Carolina!
December ~ We are in full Nutcracker mode this week in our home. We will be at the theater for 20+ hours this week.