I'm not sure why, but this week has been very hard emotionally. Even though today hasn't been a bad, I just don't want to write tonight. I'm too overwhelmed, feeling much too hopeless.
But there are glimmers of hope. A visit with a sister who lives far away, good conversation over wings and nachos, a beautiful fall bouquet tucked inside a small orange pumpkin, and a little boy buying chocolate (good chocolate) for his mama to make up for a week of whining, disobedience and willfulness. His thoughtfulness and self-sacrifice touched his mama's heart. He spent all of his money on me, kept nothing back for himself. It was a gift that cost him. My hard heart melted(it's been a looong week) causing me to fish through my change. His face lit up with joy when I handed him the twoonie and sent him off to buy a chocolate bar to share with his brother. Such a sweet little boy when he wants to be. He has promised to be better this week after a long talk with his father. Hopefully he won't forget.