Then came the calls from the school the being sent home the visits to the psychiatric hospitals and visits from the police. Before long to much chaos and I was a stay at home mom. Well, a run between school, hospital and police mom any way.
I looked for services and not a lot of support out there. So I started a support group.
Then two months ago I was at an adoption conference in Nashville when one of the leaders made a comment about how you have to have out side interests. So I take a step back and look at my life.
Mom to 20. Grandma to 4. Work as a foster home developer. Facilitate two support groups. Serve as president for Council on Adoptable Children of Texas. Have a web site on parent coaching and a popular blog. Have a attorney on waver for adoptions and other court things with my kids. Im tired. My whole life is all things foster and adopt.
Im not complaining this is the life I chose. But I just realized Im just a tad burned out. So I stepped back and stopped the support groups with hopes that someone else will pick it up and see the need to continue. I stepped down from COAC president and left it in the very capable hands of Linda Hughes. For the last 6 weeks I have concentrated on being a mom and grandma. I have folded books like the one above. Lots of books. Still working as a foster care licensor, that I have to do. This is my first blog in weeks.
All this to say take care of yourself or you cant take care of others.