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Tuesday, February 27, 2007

Thank You All

I cannot thank you enough for your kind words of encouragement, they surely helped me a great deal.....more than I can express. It never fails that when I am feeling low and need help, when my depression has got me down and I can't seem to get up my blogger friends always come through for me and for that I am eternally grateful. Your words of advice and your wonderful suggestions have definitely gotten me up and feeling better about myself and about being a good mother. I have made such dear and precious friends here through this blog and met some new ones recently who have been so supportive and I believe that if not for that support there would be times that I could not have gotten up and feeling better about myself. Yes, you all have that kind of power to help me "heal" my psyche and get through my bipolar moments. It is a wicked affliction and I often wish that I did not have it but I do, it is part of me, and there's not much I can do except take my medication and live with the residual symptoms that remain. My previous post was essentially a cry for help and now that I read it it sounds so sad and pitiful which is how I was feeling I guess but that was then and this is now and I wouldn't be in this place had you all not helped me.

I now realize that the move was a good thing for Griffin and eventually it will be a good thing for me too, I just need more time to adjust that's all. I do have some good news, my medicaid was approved and my application for public assistance came through for me (it's not much but every little bit helps). Now all I need to do is get a new lawyer in this area to represent me for my social security disability hearing and sit and wait for them to have the darn thing. Social security has bypassed their deadline as of August of 2006 but of course it makes no difference to them that they passed their deadline for my hearing. There's no need for me to rant about it, all I need to do is to be positive and do what I must to take care of business.

4 comments:

Tina and Jayce said...

Hi Lora,
We will always be here for you and Griffin :)

You are an awesome Mommy Lora, your Mom and Dad must be so proud of how you are raising Griffin and what a beautiful daughter and grandson that they have.

This may sound a bit corny but even though I am an adult and have two little boys at home nothing is better than hearing my parents give a kind word about my parenting. It just feels so re assuring and gives me a boost. We really need to hear those words every now and then, everyone does.

I think you are amazing Lora. Anyone who reads your blog and who has been following yours and Griffin's journey know that you are a wonderful and courageous lady.

Love ya guys always, Tina.

Melissa H said...

So so so so glad to hear this!! You are such a precious person, Lora. We are our own worst critic, and I know that you're just not giving yourself a break. You are such an amazing mom and aren't giving yourself the credit that you deserve. You are bipolar, have a son on the spectrum, are a single mom and just uprooted your entire life to move more than 2000 miles to be an even better mom to Griffin. That's a heavy load!!! I am in awe of you. I wish you could see what we see. :-)

mommyguilt said...

Hey thanks for stopping by the newest site!

It makes me feel so much better knowing that you are feeling better. You are such a strong woman - and you know what? I'm glad that called out for help - because you knew we'd be there for you!

Good luck w/ the soc. sec disability stuff. I have no clue how to even go about looking at it.

mcewen said...

'Sad and pitiful' is 'just' the down, that helps us all appreciate the 'up.' Hope the bureaucratic nightmare doesn't plague you for too long.
Best wishes