Nastia is still at Center for change. We have had the chance to visit with her a couple of times and I have spoken with her most days on the phone. Each time I speak with her she cries, well sobs and begs me to take her home. She tells me she can't stay there any longer. Then I tell her that she has to stay until she is better. She gets mad at me, but continues to beg. It is emotionally exhausting to have the same conversation over and over. But I am trying to stay calm and happy with her.
Our visit with the family on Sunday didn't go so well, at least for me. She refused to look or talk or hug me. But when asked she would deny being upset with me. As we left she finally did hug me, but It is so hard for me to continue to be punished for something that I am doing because I love her. I will continue because I know in the end it will help her and that is my goal. Even if she doesn't ever understand it!
Life at home has been a little better. Less drama, but sadly not drama free. I think we are all still feeling the effects of the Nastia situation and unfortunately, I think that will last for a while yet.
Thank you all for your kind words, thoughts or prayers. They are felt and appreciated.
I heard this song today. Thanks to a friend. It is beautiful and I am trying to look at my life like this.
"What if Your blessings come through raindrops?
What if Your healing comes through tears?
What if a thousands sleepless nights are what it takes to know You're near?
And what if trials of this life are Your mercies in disguise?:"
I am hopeful that my healing is coming through all the tears I have shed over the last few months. I know my Heavenly Father is near. I KNOW IT, even though I have been struggling with doubts lately. I know it because I feel him through all of you!
I am so grateful for that knowledge. Without it, I think I would feel completely lost.
I have so many blessings and I am so grateful to my Heavenly Father for them.
On a different note:
Miranda and Olena had their dance performances on Friday night. It was so much fun for Mike and I to watch them perform. Miranda danced 2 ballroom dances an Olena was in a Jazz number.
We are still pushing along with our summer musical The adventures of Tom Sawyer. It is a blast making new friends and spending time doing something fun with my kids. I hope all of you that are near by will be able to make it to see us perform! Here are some pictures from the Springville Parade we participated in on Saturday.