Tuesday, April 5, 2011

I'm STILL Standing

She’s BAAA-ck…kinda, maybe not full power yet, but not the puddle-o’-mess she was. She as in me, the Mama that DID NOT have “things” very together last week.

Resolution is such a beautiful thing.
“Elvis has not left the building”… Baby Faith is still in our home. Her Mama and the P.O. are agreeing to transition her V-E-R-Y slowly….awesome. The unknown, the fear I had was eating my heart right on up…now I know the plan, and we can move forward, will it be easy? NOPE, but it will be good.

My sweet girl that is having a “break” from our family, is doing well, processing, having time, in a safe place to “sober up”, get un-stuck, be trigger free, and regulate. That is a gift we can not give her right now.  There are so many things I miss, and so many I do not. But, it is what it is, and on this very long marathon of therapeutic parenting, the one thing you can be sure of is time, this is going to take A LOT of time.

I am forever grateful to the friends/family that love us through this, holds our hands, and holds us up through the toughest, hardest decisions, NO PARENTS should have to make and far too many do.

I am back from the Parenting Conference in Chicago. It. Was. Amazing.
I, Lindsay, who have taught parenting classes, been to EVERY class/conference, read every book, stalked every child professional, sneaked into conferences my therapist hubbie got me into…LEARNED soooooo much. All I can say is friends start saving NOW…I will be posting the pearls of wisdom through out the next weeks, the coolest therapists,behavior modification specialists, AMAZING parents I met..and the GOLDEN gift of running into a friend a phenomenal woman that was one of the dearest surprises of all ..There is FAR too much fabulous stuff to try to say it all in one post.

Dear Christine,
THANK YOU, thank you for kicking me in the hiney, pulling me up by my boot straps, and TELLING me to go to the Conference. I love that when I read, or text you now, I hear your voice, see the kindness in your eyes. I already miss you, and am indebted to the gifts you gave me.
Love ya girl,

Just want to tell ya’ll, she (as in me) is here, she is back, SHE IS STILL STANDING and THANK YOU for all of the prayers, love and thoughts…I could feel em!


  1. I'm glad you had a good time at the conference- can't wait to hear all about it!

  2. Love you like crazy cakes. SO VERY GLAD you were able to make it work!

  3. Thanks Tanya..wished you were there!!!

    Christine, No Crazy Cakes...I love you more!