Just for today
After posting with a number of events which made my husband and myself ( and both our kids probably) feel so upset and out of control, I wanted to post with what's going on today.
Today, right now.... for the moment everything is alright. Notice how specific I am learning to be.
After a night in the emergency room 2 weeks ago with our 14 yr old son, followed by a renewed effort at setting serious, specific, CLEAR rules, and many meetings with our network of professionals, and many ups and downs, I can say today feels good.
I think I am begining to understand that with teens that's about as good as it gets. I know there can be chaos tomorrow. But to be able to say to my son as I drove him to school after an early am Dr. appt. in all honesty that he was a pleasure to be with today, and know he believes me is a good feeling.
So, today I'll remind other parents, you might have a day like this tomorrow, or next week. And surely I'll need someone to remind me of the same soon.