December 3, 2009


I am feeling stronger today after my post from yesterday. I went with my son to the gym last night and we worked out together, it was so nice to get in some exercise, and with my son just made it all the sweeter.

I brought my brother home last night, made sure he took his medicine and fed him. I explained the best I could to him that I would need to make sure he takes his bi-polar meds to stay with us until his SS and payee comes through. He was a bit spacey but agreed. We will see.

I feel strong today. Like I can make decisions and boundaries within what feels comfortable to me and my family. Some of my decisions may still be co-dependent behavior or bordering on such, but I still feel strength in setting limits on what makes me comfortable. It just seems as time goes by and with practice, the limit setting, boundaries and detachment all become easier each time. I know I won't always have days where I feel strong, but today, I do. Thanks Syd for your comment on my previous post, it really sunk in with me. To everyone else who left comments, I thank you for the support in a very weak moment for me. Have a joyfilled day everyone!


ChaiLatte said...

Praise God for the strength you are feeling- I hope it lasts longer than you expect. While I always give God credit first, I'm thinking the endorphins from the Gym last night were also helpful in your mood today! I wish you peace and continued strength!

Syd said...

Glad that things are better today. I think that the boundary (=guidelines) that you set are entirely reasonable and have to do with the health and wellbeing of you and others around you. That's a good thing. Hang in there.

Cat said...

You sound good and I am thrilled to hear about your time with your son.

I have found that like anything practice makes perfect so the more you set those boundaries and detach the better you get at it. Soon it will be second nature!

Prayer Girl said...

I know how wonderful it feels to "rebound". It is a huge relief.

Good luck and prayers,

Chic Mama said...

I honestly don't know how you couldn't possibly help. It's so difficult isn't it. I think we must all have weak days and days where we feel we can cope with just about anything. Good news that your relationship with your son is going well. Take care. I hope your brother is okay too.

Debby of Oxycontin and Opiate Addiction: A Mother's Story said...

Those precious times with out babies, no matter how old, is what makes us so happy to be moms. Praying for you.