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Monday, April 24, 2006

I Miss My Family

I miss my family so very much. I know that I keep going on about it but it just breaks my heart that Griffin bonded with them so well and now he cannot see them anymore. It is also hard for me because I am so close with them and I can't have their support, the kind that I need, so far away. I have little to no support up here because the friends that I do have do not help me watch Griffin on a regular basis only in emergency situations. Therefore, I am without support and the closeness that I need so much. I am sure that I will adjust with time and learn to be alone again like I have been for so many years. I know that it sounds as if I am complaining and I don't mean for it to be that way. I love the people who are up here who care about me and Griffin, they are very special to me and I know that they are always there for me if I need them in a pinch. I only wish that I could spend more time with them. There have been opportunities for me to meet new people but I am just not the kind of social creature who likes to meet new people. The friends that I do have don't have children so we don't get together to do play dates. I have searched for groups of moms who have children Griffin's age and are autistic but have had no luck because there are no groups that have been formed. Maybe one day I will take the iniciative and try to put together a bunch of moms with autistic children but for now it is not on my agenda. I sure do hope that this publishes because I have had problems with Blogger the past two days. I have composed several posts and once I click on Publish Post my entire post just disappeared. So, I am taking a chance and trying once more. Speaking of, I don't want to make this too terribly long just in case it does disappear this time. That way I won't be quite as upset if the post is not that long. Here's hoping that it works. Oh yes, and the picture above is of my brother and Griffin. My brother is 5 years younger than I and my sister is 1 yr. older which makes me the middle child :) and that is another story in itself :)

7 comments:

Anonymous said...

Liz here from I Speak of Dreams. I usually compose long posts on a text editor (BBEdits) and then paste them in. Saves headaches in the long run.

Actually if a post goes from quick to longer...I'll paste the whole thing into BBedits and go on from there.

Ann said...

MOM SAYS WE MISS YOU TWO ALSO I STILL HAVE THE DESK DOWN STAIRS THAT GRIFFIN HAD SOME OF HIS THINGS ON AND IT'S NOT AS MUCH FUN WITHOUT HAVING HIM AROUND TO JUST BE AMAZED AT HOW HE ABSORBS THINGS SO FAST. HE IS FUN TO BE AROUND AND AN ANGEL TO HAVE FALL ASLEEP IN YOUR ARMS. LOVE YOU BOTH

Mr Ornery said...

Remember, there'll always (God willing) be a friend watching over you, if only from afar.

Julie Julie Bo Boolie said...

Oh honey my heart is breaking for you... I know how hard it can be to be so far from the ones you love.

HUGS!

mommyguilt said...

Hey, love -

That's how groups start - even how CAN started...one person who needs more. I'm sure there are plenty of people who would be so happy to form a group with you.

I can imagine how hard it is to be so far away, but know that, if only for an ear and some ((HUGS)), we are all "here" for you and Griffin.

KCsMom said...

Hi Lora and Griffin,
It must be tough for you two having family so far away. I know that the program Griffin is in now in Alaska is doing so much for him. I understand why you need to be in Alaska. I would be doing the same if I were in your shoes too.
You two are very special friends and I always enjoy seeing photos of your special little boy!
BTW, does your brother have Spanish in him? Gosh he is a handsome fellow!
Your friends,
Tina and Boys
P.S. I am going to send you a letter tonight my friend:)

Kiralea Powell said...

Hi Lora

I feel so helpless and cannot begin to know what is like for you and Griffin to be away from your family for so long. I am many countries away but the both of you are in my thoughts always. I am here (cyberspace) if you ever need to chat. You have many wonderful people around you that care and love your ability to embrace life with such finasity.

I am trying to save madly to make that visit to Alaksa so i can give you the biggest hug to you both.
So for now i can only hug you from afar, take care and thinking of you always luv Kiralea and family