Getting Through the Tough Stuff…In One Piece

Not gonna lie, this past year has been the toughest since I sobered up thirteen years ago.  Although very slowly, the thought of drinking again, over time, has crept up on me like a cheetah after it’s prey.  Not to worry though, thank the Lord I have the skills to get through those cravings/desires etc. Here’s the truth. Having two special needs children is not easy.  There’s just no easy way out of the troubles inherent:

  • one income

  • always having to be with the most severe one

  • the constant phone calls/complaints from schools, daycare etc.

  • the lack of real/consistent/quality help

  • a constant lack of finances, lack of genuine care from others

  • programs/funding ending

Here’s how we make it through:

Sit down and cry, kneel down and pray, and stand up and get to work controlling the only things we have control over:

  • Our attitude

  • How we choose to look at it

  • How we face the future

  • How we react to the lack of help from others (bitterness or compassion--not an easy one for me)

  • And, oh yeah, we have a great therapist!!!!

If you’re struggling adjusting to an unfair situation in life, give us a call, we can help….


(The information included on this site/article is not an attempt to provide counseling/therapy or any other form of professional treatment, not even a bit. In no way is it intended or implied to substitute counseling/therapy or any other professional services. Also, while the content of this site/ article could be based off of real life circumstances, people (clients), names and situations have been changed to protect the identity/confidentiality of the person. Each client has also signed a release to allow the therapist to write about their situation for educational [not therapy] purposes only. If you need professional help, and/or have mental health questions, by golly, seek out a professional counselor... you and your family deserve it!)