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Wednesday, November 30, 2011

He did it!

He did it!!

My son went to visit my grandmother yesterday at the nursing home for the fist time in over 6 months! For those of you who have followed our struggles, you know how much of a milestone this was for him. He's absolutely terrified of the nursing home. But, yesterday he looked OCD in the face and told it to go screw itself!!

He kept his hands in his pockets, and we only stayed for a short time. He looked like a bomb ready to go off, but he did it! I know he was happy to get there. When we left his anxiety was off the chart, but behind the anxiety he was smiling. There was a twinkle in his eye behind the fear. I know he was proud of himself.

My grandmother's face just lit up when she saw him. She knows how scared he is to go there. I've been dreading anything happening to her before he was able to face his fear. I would never what him to live with ANY guilt over not seeing her.

I hate OCD! It's such a tricky monster. He's really been struggling the last few days. I don't know why. OCD doesn't need a reason to decide to torture you. But, we've had to overcome some major meltdowns and I've had to fight for him. I've had to push him and I hate it. But, I'll keep doing it.

I'll keep fighting for him, and when I least expect it, God will reach down pick us up, and give us hope with something like a visit to my grandmother.

but those who hope in the LORD 
   will renew their strength. 
They will soar on wings like eagles; 
   they will run and not grow weary, 
   they will walk and not be faint.

~Isaiah 40:31


It's no surprise that God has given me a tangible reminder of hope this week. Our God is good! He knows everything we're going through, and he knows just what we need just when we need it!
Hope: our first Advent candle





















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8 Comments:

At November 30, 2011 at 8:56 AM , Blogger Shell said...

YAY! What a great step forward for him!

 
At November 30, 2011 at 10:09 AM , Blogger Lisa said...

Adrienne, that is fantastic! :)

 
At November 30, 2011 at 11:16 AM , Blogger Sarah said...

That's awesome!!! So happy for him!!!

 
At November 30, 2011 at 1:07 PM , Blogger MiMi said...

YAY!!! That is awesome. Thank the Lord! :)

 
At November 30, 2011 at 1:53 PM , Blogger Kristen said...

Awesome news! Any milestone is one worth celebrating. He will be happy he did it. Good for you for pushing him. Good Job Mom :)

 
At November 30, 2011 at 2:57 PM , Blogger Barbara said...

Yay! That is such great news!!

 
At November 30, 2011 at 4:48 PM , Blogger Missy said...

Just saw this come through on Twitter - that's so great! Congrats to you all.

 
At December 2, 2011 at 8:30 AM , Blogger Karen Greenberg said...

That is so awesome. I'm happy for all of you. You are right; good things do come along just when we need them.

 

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