Covid-19 · Fostering · Parenting · Uncategorized

Looking Ahead

We are about to wrap up 2021 and walk into 2022.

I’d like to say we are walking forward with great anticipation and hope, but for many trepidation and uncertainty feel more like it.

What are you looking forward to?

If you are to thrive, not just survive in 2022, what are some things you’d like to see in your life?

Are there personal things you’d like to see improved or changed? What are some steps you can take to change them?

Are there lifestyle changes you’d like to see happen in your home? What’s the first step that you can take in January?

Sometimes those steps seem like they are taking you away from the goal, because backtracking is often necessary to get on the right path.

Our foster son has struggled with learning. He has put a good face on it and come up with many strategies to get through up until now, but high school has revealed how hard it really is for him.

We pushed for another assessment, got a diagnosis and are now working on restructuring his learning experience so he can succeed. The end goal is achievable and worth it.

He feels like everything is going against him. He doesn’t want “a label” he doesn’t want to change courses in school and he doesn’t want our help. He does, however, want to graduate from high school and perhaps even go to college.

The path to that goal lies in stepping backwards and starting on a different path that will get him there. He just sees the step backwards and is angry and frustrated. We see the end goal and have to keep urging him onward.

Sometimes we need an outside source to help us see a way forward. If you have been stuck… in an area where you desperately want to move forward… maybe it’s time to get another perspective from someone who can see further than you can.

Ask for help!

In the new year anything is possible.

Don’t let another year go by without seeing the change you want.

Goodbye 2021! Hello 2022!

Happy New Year!

In the midst of the mess


One thought on “Looking Ahead

  1. I love it. Thanks for sharing this. So true that we sometimes need that outside perspective to see what we can’t.


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