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"Each of us must come to care about everyone else's children. We must recognize that the well being of our own children is intimately linked to the well being of all other people's children. After all, when one of our children needs life-saving surgery, someone else's child will perform it. When one of our children is harmed by violence, someone else's child will commit it. The good life for our own children can be secured only if it is also secured for all other people's children. But to work for the well being of all children is not just a practical matter-- it is also right!" - Lilian G. Katz, Phd.

Thursday, March 5, 2009

Good things are happening

So, we had a Child and Family Team meeting today (Arizona's version of Wraparound).  It was the best one ever!  We made some real process in Konal's treatment planning and are going to be trying some innovative new things. I had some good things happen for my future career today that I can't talk about yet, as well.  We talked transition planning around Konal's move to his Dad's as well as transition into adulthood.
I can't believe he is going to be 15 this year!  He is like a fine wine, mellowing and becoming a finer edition of himself as he ages.  We were so afraid of his teenage years, and they are turning out to be the best years we have had with him.

My son is a rockstar!  He handles a heavy load life threw at him and is getting better at it every day.  I made the poor boy cry last night.  We snuggled for a while, which is a rare event.  While we were snuggling, I told him how much I loved him, how unconditional that love is and that neither his dad nor I want him to feel like he had to choose between us.  Where he lives does not change how much we love him.

He was embarrassed that he cried, but I think it was good for him.  Someday he is going to read this and be so mad at me.  Just a chance I will have to take!