On a good day, parenting will test the integrity of your character. On a bad day, parenting will test your will to live. Parenting children with trauma histories will cause you to test the integrity of everything and everyone you thought you knew, for the rest of your life.
~J. Skrobisz

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Thank you!

The Orlando trip for ETAAM 2012 would not have been possible without blog readers, friends and family. From the auction and other fund raisers last summer to donations of products, cash and gas cards to purchases on our various online stores, ALL of you made this year a rousing success.

This year I made new friends and loved on my old friends. I was "house mom" for the most incredible women. I laughed until it hurt. I learned to hula hoop and even came home with two from friends that wanted to share. I learned new parenting tools and cooking recipes, I relaxed and soaked up sun. I basked in the glow of 90 women that are raising traumatized and/or attachment challenged children just like me. I feel refreshed, revived and ready to stay the course. I even came home with a van full of extra groceries and managed to swing by Ocala to snag my youngest sister so she could come hang out for awhile. She's currently sleeping on WG's lower bunk.

Wonderful, wonderful, wonderful - every last second. THANK YOU so very much to all of you that helped in every way imaginable. You're contribution has made a lasting difference for so many.

Love to all my friends, readers and family!
photo courtesy of Mamadrama

My sister and Me after she woke up.  She said she was still all sleepy-head
 but i made her get the picture anyway. 
Her tips for dreads: "Just stop combing your hair"


Last Mom said...

Bummed I didn't bump into you (and so many others) during my whirlwind hours there Saturday!

Ranger said...

So glad to hear you had a good time! ETAAM seems to get stronger every year :)

GB's Mom said...

You deserved something going right! I love you!