sorry for the lack of updating. i was a bit discouraged Thanksgiving and haven't felt like writing much. Brooke did not do very well Thanksgiving Day. after 30 minutes of being here i was almost ready to take her back to her group home. we were on duty at the cottage so it was a bit hard to manage both worlds. she settled down for just a tiny bit but into the night we had to take her back to TLT so they could get her behaviors controlled. it was hard and we were not able to take any pictures of the visit. we had hoped to take her to Memphis next week for Christmas but have decided it wouldn't be the best idea. we will be working on Christmas and do hope Brooke can come to the cottage for a few days in a row; however, she will not spend the night.
if you could remember her in your prayers as brooke continues to transition with new surroundings and people. pray also for her staff as they daily work w/her and all the children. they are amazing people!
This blog is dedicated to my daughter, Brooke. She has autism and lives in a facility with other children who have autism. In this blog i share raw thoughts, victories, frustrations, losses, gains as a mother with a special needs child. I am her voice...this is why i write.
Thanks for coming to my site. I'm married to a wonderful man...we have 3 school-aged children. I spend most of my days being a houseparent at a Children's Home, cleaning, doing homework w/the kids, spending time with God, reading, writing and lots of driving.