Saturday, March 10, 2018
So, here is the continuation from yesterday. It will be short as I have a wonderfully busy day planned. My Personal Trainer texted me he has found a sewing machine for my daughter who wants one for under $20. He's doing a yard sale now (starting at 6 am) and I'll leave for that right after I finish this. Then I'm going to the Family Brunch my oldest daughter has every Saturday. I know my middle daughter is going to be there, and I want to support them both and learn their current news. Then back to Lacey to meet some dear friends in a Coffee Shop. Returning to my neighborhood, I have a date with my youngest daughter to catch up with mother-daughter interaction (She's the one with Spina Bifida and as the caregiving I have to do for her is diminishing, we are meeting especially fhouor this purpose. My exercise today will be the walk to and from and then strength training when I get home. A few hours back at my house and then I go to pick up my two great-grands and have a good talk with my grandson (I hope). So goes my life...well, today IS a little much.
So, yesterday's Grief Group was so wonderful. We had three new people, and there were SO many laughs and a few tears. Some of each were generated by me. I told the group about being Bi Polar and how much I miss my husband. He always stayed away from "counseling" me, and was always there to talk out my anxieties.
Afterward, several of the members hugged me and thanked me for being so candid. The Facilitator said she was so pleased I had a supportive network and that current research shows that Bi Polar people can live productive lives with this type of support. To say the least, I left the group feeling GREAT. Not manic, not depressed, just GREAT.