What a day!
Spring is in the air…. It is BEAUTIFUL, Humid and GREEN!
It is also “Trauma Season”.
Last year when our social worker was talking to us, she said
“Sweetie 4 has so many anniversaries for trauma, it is year round.”

It is true that Sweetie 4 has endured so much hardship in her life, and there are specific things that have happened at different times during the year.
She is learning how to deal with her trauma, but sometimes, PTSD comes and rears its ugly head, and she feels lost and alone.

Sweetie 4 has been home for 3 years now.  We have had such incredible improvements
I cannot describe them here.  But at the same time, PTSD does visit.
Today was one of those days.

She was finished with having to deal with “people” for the rest of her life. 🙂
You know what?  Sometimes it is just HARD to deal with people.
What she didn’t understand, was SHE was the one who was being difficult.

She asked me, “What am I doing that is so wrong???”
(She was being disrespectful)
I modeled to her, what she was doing, and it actually caused a fear reaction.
So it was probably not the best type of “modeling” to do. 🙂
Still learning!
She went into a mode of protection and it took a while for us to coax her out of it.
But not too long.  She came out of it, and was remorseful.
She was able to understand when we spoke to her about not allowing PTSD to
tell her lies.  We have talked about this often.
She received that, and we talked about how to deal with feelings that are not accurate.
It was a good day! A tiring day…But a REWARDING day! 🙂

1 Responses to Today

  1. MeretO says:

    One of my favorite slogans (and I don’t even suffer from PTSD) is “Feelings Aren’t Facts.” Those words help me because feelings FEEL so real. But actually, they aren’t facts. They’re feelings. Thanks for the reminder.

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