Hey there (((((Leo))))) Thanks for letting us know about Shannon. I can't imagine what she's going through. Losing my therapist would send me to the hospital as well and makes me anxious just thinking about it. I'm glad she's there and is able to get the suppport she needs.
How are you doing? I'm sorry things are so hard for you as well. She's lucky to have you. Just take it one day at a time and take time for yourself. Make sure you get help for yourself if you are feeling overwhelmed.
You will have Christmas. Christmas isn't the decorations or packages under the tree or even a tree...Christmas is the love you have in your heart. It sounds as if it's Christmas every day in your family as you love and care for one another. It will be Christmas, hopefully Shannon will be home, but the love will be there whether you're together or not.
"And the Grinch, with his Grinch-feet ice cold in the snow, stood puzzling and puzzling, how could it be so? It came without ribbons. It came without tags. It came without packages, boxes or bags. And he puzzled and puzzled 'till his puzzler was sore. Then the Grinch thought of something he hadn't before. What if Christmas, he thought, doesn't come from a store. What if Christmas, perhaps, means a little bit more. "
Thank you Allie.
Thanks for your kind words, Leo. Shannon is very lucky to have you. It sounds as if you've both had your difficult times and have both been there for each other; that makes you both very lucky. I'm glad the Grinch will make her smile. I'm sorry for your health issues--I understand. I have a kidney disease that my sister (who was a year younger than me) died from 12 years ago, as well as an eye disease that causes blindness...and to that pot of soup all my mental health issues and some days the pot boils over. I know men think they need to be stronger so often, but it's okay to get the help you need. I'm glad you're in therapy and dealing with it all. You don't have to be strong here. Come here and vent or ask questions any time you need to.
Blessings to you and to Shannon,
I haven't been around for quite awhile so I went back and read Shannon's posts so I could "get to know" her.
Thank you for your kind words for Shannon and myself as well. Things with her are seemingly getting worse right now but I guess it will just take time.
Thank you Brenda.
I am going to try to email you this evening after I get a few things done.
I am txknight,