So, I am now regretting posting the link to my very dark and depressing blog from my last post. I went through some very horrible times in the past. I still struggle, but not as much as I used to! After my husband and son died, I think I just about went off the deep end. There is about a 2 year period of time that I can barely remember anything. The only thing I remember about the funeral is that they did a gun salute and I got a flag (he was a veteran). Other than that, I couldn’t tell you much if anything about that whole time period.
Still, I shouldn’t have posted that blog. I now see that someone could read it and think I might be a complete disaster.
Still, I really think that struggling with depression and Obsessive Compulsive Disorder has actually made me more sensitive to other people and their unique problems. Since I have had a lot of experience with these issues through my own struggles and with a son who has OCD and daughter with severe social anxiety, I think I have more patience with the kids I care for as I see their struggles and take them seriously. I have learned a lot about how to soothe myself and to calm myself, and I can guide an upset child through their emotions. So, maybe it wasn’t all for nothing?
I hope you all are having a great week. I do enjoy reading your blogs!