Washington DC can be a cold and indifferent place ...if you felt claustrophobic during COVID-19 lock-downs imagine how it would feel if that was all you had, all the time, with nothing to look forward to, adding in the necessity of drugging your son to help him get through the reality of his daily life and his very real feelings of being in his words 'left behind.'
Our new back yard; the furniture we brought from the US to Israel (the cat came separately). We have arrived at our destination. Just short of three years after we left Washington DC, we completed purchase of our permanent 'second-hand' home here in Zichron Yaakov. Fun fact: while in the US it is common to … Continue reading Meditations on Moving House and Reaching Your Destination
Radical Acceptance aims at removing the judgment from things in our lives that are not working, to make it easier to accept painful realities. The bottom line is that only by accepting the reality as it is and not as we wish it to be can we reduce suffering and to find peace.
Reviewing medications on a regular basis is incredibly important. If you don't feel comfortable doing the necessary research yourself, ask a pharmacist, psychiatric nurse or physician. But get it done.
We have found a better way forward for our son Aaron (27, ASD) to live independently from us, in a supportive community offering meaningful employment and social engagement.
When our children were young - with or without special needs, for the most part we had the luxury of not worrying about the day to day lives of our parents. Now as we ourselves enter our Second Middle Age, in many cases our special needs children need us now more than ever, with less or a roadmap to successful parenting.* If we are lucky, we find ourselves playing the role of parent to our own mothers and fathers.
Sometimes the best blogging possible is no blogging.