Saturday, November 24, 2012

~*Pray for Sunshine*~

Its been a very dark week for our family, in the midst of happy times like Sunshine's birthday and the Day of Giving Thanks.

There is absolutely no doubt that two of our children have Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD).  We have seen regression that we have not seen in years in our SunshineHe went back to reliving the trauma and is acting it out on others.  It is incredibly worrisome and it shows us how deep his hurts are and that he has come very far from where he was but he is capable of being thrown back into the past in a very frightening way.  

Our Day of Giving Thanks was enjoyable with undertones of deep sadness and grief for our struggling child. 

We are in the process of having Sunshine evaluated at a Trauma Assessment Center in our area...until then our life is on hold.  Things we take for granted (like doing laundry or using the restroom) are impossible right now.  Whenever the opportunity arises to strike out at another child in a violent way he is taking it.  He is sneaking about and lying, in order, to facilitate this aggression.  We are blessed he is able to receive respite visits with family so he can have a break, as well as us.

Please pray for our little guy. We don't know what has caused his rapid emotional downfall from happiness and sunshine to unexplainable violence.  Either way, we love him and can't wait to help him heal...safely!    

Lamentations 3:21-23
Yet this I call to mind
and therefore I have hope:
Because of the LORD's great love we are not consumed,
for his compassions never fail.
They are new every morning;
great is your faithfulness.

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