The days are definitely hard to get through recently. Plenty of good reasons for it--suffice to say difficult teenager times. The difficult times will pass, there is love and support enough to get everyone through, but that doesn't make the immediate days any easier or sleep any more accessible.
So, with my mind clouded, concerned and sad, I have not been able to write for the last few days. Even simple maintenance tasks like making the coffee, feeding the cats or washing my hair seem monumental.
But, today I decided to take charge of myself--the only part of this that I can really control. A trip to the grocery store for colorful, healthful foods helped. Then an e-mail from my nutritionist daughter-in-law suggested hot cocoa with LOTS of organic cocoa powder--Check!
The teenager will make it--he's always been one for finding the most difficult routes just because they were there. Whether he remembers or not, there's an anchor, a top rope and belayers who love him.