this week has been completely different to last week. this week i am filled with hope for my daughter, last week it was despair with me on suicide watch……. As a parent this in NOT what you want to have to think about….EVER.
This week saw my daughter bake a cake for her best friends 16th birthday…it doesnt matter that the cake is still sitting in the cake tin with the icing waiting patiently to embellish the chocolateness of the cake. that doesn’t matter, what matters is that MY DAUGHTER GOT OUT OF BED AND DID SOMETHING, COMPLETELY AND UTTERLY DID SOMETHING. With a little help, but she still did it!!
that fills my heart with warmth and blessings. i have started praying some more, for my child, and i do believe this is helping.
the other day my husband took our delightful teenager daughter to school. On their way into town, my daughter shockingly and somewhat surprisingly stated ” when did those trees get there , and exclaimed “have those hills always been there?”. As she looked out the window, which seemed to be for the very first time. To some, this would seem normal or abnormal whatever the case may be, but for our daughter, this is a revelation….the same as her baking a cake. the fact that she actually NOTICED the hills is an amazing attribute in its self. its fantastic. Is she becoming aware.??
The road of OCD is a very tricky and very taxing one, at times.
i am reading a very good book at the moment called “Freeing your child from Obsessive Compulsive Disorder”, by Psychologist Tamar E.Chansky. This has to be one of the best pieces of literature i have read, in regard to OCD. i can relate to it and i can put my daughter into the situations in the book, which is both welcoming and hope fulfilling. its the kind of book that i pick up from time to time, read an exerpt or two and have some very amazing ‘a-ha’ moments. the analogies in this book are very apt. i would firmly recommend this book as it gives great insight to OCD and how to handle it as a parent, and for the child. if anyone has anyother reads they could recommend. i would love to hear from you.
Be safe in your world,
and what are you grateful for today?.
i am grateful that i have 2 beautiful healthy very funny teenagers.