You said exactly what I wanted to say; only I could not find the right words.
You write beautifully!!! And you have excellent support skills. have you ever done professional counseling? You sound like a great counselor yourself.
I hope you will listen to Mel. She has given you some great advice.
When you are feeling low, share your story and reread Mel's words.
Please know that you are valuable. I have a friend that is in a similar situation to you. Her daughter is autistic and she has an older son. Her husband left her when her daughter was diagnosed.
Dealing with welfare has been a nightmare for her. However she too, like you can not just leave her daughter with just anyone.
And she is without a car also. It really is tough.
However I had been her daughters JK teacher. Once I got to know her we became friends and I hired her as a personal assistant and she worked in the classroom while her daughter was in school.
Unfortunately I became disabled so I could no longer hire her. She is trying to get the school to hire her for something so she can get a bit of money and have the same hours as her daughter.
I hope better days come your way. My email address is listed in my profile, just click on my name. If you want you can email me anytime.
I understand depression. I have been depressed ever since I had to stop working when I just couldn't walk anymore due to illness.
Hope to talk to you again soon. I do care about
you and will pray for you.
Post Edited (effie) : 9/19/2005 11:00:07 AM (GMT-6)