Monday, August 04, 2008

Unexpected blessings

You know those times when you've been really down about life in general? When things just don't feel great overall but nothing you can do really seems to make it better? Well yeah, I've talked with you about my depression (I've increased my meds with my drs help and things are looking slightly up) so you kinda know. I've just been in a funk I guess. And seeing Kindergarten just days away for my precious firstborn is not helping matters. Especially when I now have the child who will be mainstreamed. I never imagined it. It's the grief process, starting all over again....

Today I got a phone call from a dear friend who also happens to go to our church and who also happens to have a child with special needs (mental illness but let me tell you friends, she "gets it"). We didn't talk for long - I haven't been chatty lately and she cut right to the chase. She volunteered her services from now until whenever to be Caden's 1:1 aide for Sunday School at church. This may not seem like a huge deal, but James and I have considered not putting Caden in Sunday School because it's always such a chore to ask someone to be there with him, help focus his attention, the list goes on. I'm crying again writing this...I really didn't have the words to say thank you, you have no idea what a gift from God this phone call was. But if ever there has been a time this week where the hand of God reached right out and gave me a hug, here it was. Thank you. You know who you are and I love you.

4 comments:

Jessica mommy to Alex/ RTS said...

Those hugs from God mean everything!
What a good friend!

Myssie said...

I am tearing up just reading your post. Good friends are hard to come by and this one is a priceless gem! To the friend, you are awesome!

Tena-I am glad that things are looking up for you, I know all about a "funk". I think I am in one too, maybe it is the hot weather.

Michelle said...

I know just what you mean. I sometimes feel Austin doesn't get the attention or help he needs during Sunday School or at church in general. A few months ago, one of his old aides from Early Intervention started attending our church and now helps in the kindergarten class! She helps Austin so much and I'm soo thankful for her.

Terri H-E said...

Beautiful.