Things have changed quite a bit in our family. And yet at the same time things are the same. My oldest will be 15 and youngest will be 12 in August. J and I celebrated our 20th wedding anniversary in January of this year.
The last I knew Cor was headed (or in) prison. As callus as it might sound...it is a good place for him. He has a roof over his head and meals provided. He will be given medication. He is safe from the outside world. My family and I are safe. That my friends is comforting to my heart. There is healing in knowing we are all safe, for now.
Last September I had the opportunity to attend the Utah Trauma Moms Retreat. Just as going to Orlando was life changing. Going to the Utah moms retreat was life changing. It was something that I needed to do for me. There was some major upheaval in my life at that time. However, at the end of the retreat it was very clear to me that I would never miss again. The retreat has changed into something bigger and better. Hope Rising was born and the dream to bring multiple retreats throughout the United States was born. There is a ton of exciting new things happening. I'm thankful to be a part of this group ladies. Who have a mission of truly offering support to families with Reactive Attachment Disorder. More importantly, a mission of helping each of the moms we support know their true value, self worth, and find healing from the depths of despair.
Recently, I wrote a post called "Beautiful Heartbreak" as a guest blogger.