Thursday, March 11, 2010

Sorry for the Absence...

I am so sorry I've been absence for a little bit.  Not only with the birth of my third granddaughter, but issues with Danielle (what else is new) and a major flare up with my fibromyalgia.  It hurts to type and believe it or not my day job is nothing but typing.  I am seeing a pain management doctor and we are trying different meds and right now I am so tired and sleepy that it is hard for me to function.  Last week, I came home from work, walked into the house, sat down next to my wonderful husband and instantly fell asleep.  How romantic is that?  So our rolls in my house change.  If I am not taking care of Dani...she is taking care of me and making sure I get my meds, rest and food.  She is a great care-taker.  I don't like it, I don't want her in that roll but it is appreciated.  So forgive me if it is a few days, a week or so between my posts.  I am still hear, I still care and I love you all!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I just started reading your blog.
On thing I learned about FAS from being a GAL through work at my law firm, is that parents of kids with FAS often have FAS themselves. I would suspect that your daughter's birthmother may not have "chosen" to drink and do drugs as much as she had a genetic predisposition to do so.
As you probably know, making good choices doesn't come naturally to someone with brain damage. It takes much trial and error and many failures to learn how to make good decisions.
It's very difficult for mothers who grew up in poverty or with disengaged, addicted parents to be good parents themselves. I've met women who had no idea that it wasn't wise to leave a newborn home alone with a three-year-old "watching" him.
Fortunately, there are people like you who are willing to step up and care for children who need it the most.