Next week I am meeting with someone from our communities mental health dept. to get Alanon meetings into our local locked mental health ward. Usually the patients are there for anywhere from 72 hours to 2 weeks. So the goal is to mainly share an awareness that there is a free program available to them within the community, to support them in learning new ways to take care of themselves.
I am already prepping myself....."you are just sharing information, not curing the world of all that ails it." lol Down girl!
My girl is hanging in there. I think the dad is planning on offering a little road trip to the hot springs today. A hot soak in a mineral bath sounds good. Probably for the both of them. lol I think this was part of God's perfect plan that I was out of the picture for the week. I have had total peace and am eternally grateful that I wasn't at home for all of this. I get in the way of the dad participating, because I am always in the middle of it all, telling everyone what to do. Truth be told. I think our girl will never forget this week....the week her dad dropped everything to stay home with her while she went through a very painful detox. I know him....he knows how to stand back and respect her privacy and give her her space, far better than I do. I am sure they worked together very well through all of this. I hear that the worst of it is over....just drained of all energy, lots of sleeping, and eating more.
Its another fresh start. No guarantees.
Today is my last day on my paid vacation. It has been so nice. I have another one coming up in about a week. They just have a regular coffee pot at that house though. lol
I am meeting a potential client today and thinking of making a huge change. Well its not that huge really, it just feels huge. When I take on a client, I plan on staying until they pass away. Its hard on them once they build a relationship to lose their caregiver...so I am in it for the long haul. Unless its just impossible of course. But I do try to choose carefully who I will work for. I am thinking of quitting a job right now. I have never quit a job, nor have I ever been fired. I have a client right now who is SO challenging. Its not just me, its everyone, his family, his other caregivers. I am wrestling with when do my feelings of obligation and commitment take a back seat to my own comfort, my own serenity, my stress level. Typical co-dependent stuff. I hate it!
Praying for God's infinite wisdom in all that I do.