First to our boy, who turned 15 today!! Happy Birthday Ry Guy!!!
Ryan had some friends over tonight to celebrate. And my daughter (Ella) who LOVES boys young and old....was in her glory! Whenever I didn't know where she was, I could find her sitting right in the middle of the boys with a big smile on her face. Should I be worried??
Just an update....Ryan got his neck brace off about 2 weeks ago and he was sooo happy! He got the green light that all was healed well!!
Next....I haven't had the opportunity to thank the person responsible for my new blog design. I love, love, love it and Diana -as my teens would say..."you ROCK"!!! You can visit Diana's site by clicking onto the link below. Diana is absolutely wonderful to work with...very, very patient and oh, so talented! One day, I will figure out how to do this stuff on my own, but until then...thanks Diana!!!
Last, but not least....Last week I was having a string of tough days. Sophie had decided that she would pee all over everything in our bathroom whenever I did not get in there in a timely manner to assist her. She was doing it to get back at me. It was just gross! After the 4th. day of this....I was getting very upset. I sat down to e-mail and vent to a very dear friend of mine. No more than 15 minutes later, the doorbell rang and there was a man on our porch with a flower delivery. I thought for sure they were for my mother-in-law(who lives with us) or for Chelsea. BUT...lo and behold - they were for ME!! I can't remember the last time I had flowers delivered to me. I laughed, because I had just finished talking to my friend about having a rough day and POOF the flowers were at my door. I thought, "boy that was fast!" But, she had ordered them a few days earlier and it was just a God thing that they came when they did. My sweet friend...you know who you are and please know that you made my day...made my week! I am so Blessed by your friendship!!!
Okay...now this is the last thing. Promise. I came across this article yesterday and wanted to share the link with you. It explains many of the things I have written about these past few weeks, but puts it together a bit better than I can. It is from the Beyond Consequences model that I have been talking about. Some of the writings may seem a bit harsh for people dealing with RAD and not using the BC paradigm. If you are dealing with RAD...I know you are doing all you can to help your child heal. I was at a point of having tried everything and still getting nowhere, and that is when we turned to the BC approach. But I do not believe there is only one way to do things in life....so take this article with a grain of salt if you are using other approaches that are working for your family. I just thought it was worth sharing as a tool to better explain RAD. BC has been the light at the end of our tunnel.