Thursday, November 26, 2015

Trauma and Holidays

Holidays can be oh so hard sometimes for our kids from hard places.  Sometimes they come and go with those normal everyday expectations that most families have for those days:  food, fun, family, pleasant conversation, gifts, etc.  And sometimes when you least expect it, when things have been going along smoothly, a giant crocodile lunges full force out of that smooth flowing stream, churning it to rapids, and sending you coursing through rocks and rapids at breakneck speed as you gasp for a breath.


Today is one of those.


And it's 10:20 am.


But I can see it turning around.  I can glimpse the other side of the crocodile's wake.  We are pulling for shore.  Resting our boat.  Trying to start over.  It's been a long 3 and a half hours.  But we are coming to the calm.  I pray it's so.  I hope it isn't an illusion.

1 comments:

Kathy C. said...

It has been crazy here with one constantly sabotaging herself. If she has fun with the family, she turns around and breaks every rule she can just to annoy people and is totally rude to siblings. Sigh. Hang in there.

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