|I love paths.|
These two precious children bring so much joy to my days. I am so blessed to have them, and they are so blessed to have each other.
They are blessed with a strong relationship. I think the trial of living with a mentally ill sibling and then losing her 3 1/2 years ago really strengthened their relationship. She was so abusive to them, and her mental illness permeated our home. Then she was gone in a blink (she ran away and, even though my husband and I have contact with her, they do not). They have had to work hard to build their trust in each other and know that they will always be there for each other. I see them growing closer in friendship all the time. That is a blessing to last a lifetime.
Dean (15) is blessed to be out of his depression. Last year was very hard. This year he has a core group of friends, more confidence, a love of music and art, and is gaining strength from his family. He smiles, whistles and enjoys his surroundings again. For that, we are so blessed!
Anne (14) is sailing through school this year. She seems to have boundless energy to handle all that is on her plate. She has a passion that makes her soar -- literally. She can do some amazing leaps in dance. She is such a blessing to all who meet her.
Tim (our adult disabled son, who lives with us) is doing well right now. He was the slowest to show healing after his sister ran away. But he has so much more calmness in him now. He has learned to trust that a family outing doesn't have to include chaos. He is spending more and more time going out and about with the family. It is a blessing to have him engaged with the family and enjoying family time again.
So blessings abound. I am ever so grateful!