First ladies, let me say that I have truly enjoyed making blocks for all of you, you have challenged me so much in a most wonderful way. I am very sorry that I fell short in getting a block made and posted for June, though I had some really cool ideas that I will someday finish. Some of you know a little of what is happening in my life...but here is all is. My 14 year old daughter is currently experiencing mental health issues. She has tried to kill herself, has run away from the treatment center, attacked myself and the rest of the family and she has cut and burned her arms until they look like..I don't know, just awful. We did not even suspect she was having any troubles beyond the normal teenage angst-y stuff until Jan. when her world and ours spun completely out of control. She has been hospitalized four times and is currently in her second treatment center. We live in the middle of nowhere California, so many hours have been spent in the car getting her to services. Many more hours have been spent worrying, crying and just trying to make sense of her decline or on the phone trying to find her the care she needs. Add in another teenager (the oldest) who is very upset over her sister, an active and way to smart for his own good three year old, some health issues for me and it's...my life. My spare moments are spent sewing if it's a good day or collasped on the couch gratful for a moment of peace if it's a bad day...sadly I just haven't had many spare moments especially since mid May.
Be happy and be "piece-ful".