Friday, January 18, 2013

A Break

It's been quiet around here.  For various reasons. I won't speak for Dawn, but we had one of the worst years RAD wise and I just couldn't stomach giving one more ounce of attention to RAD. RAD was sucking the life out of our family relationships. Her needs consumed all of our finances and then some. We found ourselves stuck talking about her on our date nights. Our children that are attaching were mimicking her behaviors. She had lost or sabotaged every relationship outside our home. There was tension from the moment she woke up until the moment she went to bed. RAD had become an idol. It took and we let it take. It would continue to take until things changed. Taking a break from blogging was a good step for me. We still have to stop conversations, interactions, etc, and remind ourselves just because she is the loudest, does not mean she gets the most attention. We have other kids and Jesus is the center of our home. So it was a good break.

I am not sure I am back, either.


Jennifer said...

Glad to have you back for as long as we get to have you back!

Casey said...

Just found this blog through your other blog. Thank you for it. I will be returning to feel like our family is not alone. :) We are dealing with some of the SAME exact issues and it's so discouraging to think on some days that it's actually getting worse, not better, the longer they're home. I'm here to remind myself there is always hope. A friend in Virginia - Casey