Great big giant hugs to both of you! (Lyn & Shell) Shell I know how it is to have to stay strong for your kids, and to have a hubby who is kinda clueless
Sometimes it feels as if it all depends on us, which is why I think a lot of women suffer from A/P (not trying to man bash-we love you guys, but we moms do soooo much!) So hang in there, you can do it! To Lyn, I know the heartache of missing your daughter
I have one grown and on her own now too. It was really hard to let go at first, but then this wonderful thing happened! I am now seeing her start her adult life, and though I still miss her, I have this amazing sense of pride for her which is easing the absence. It will take time to adjust-hold on
Also, congratulations on the cochlear implants! I know three(!) people at our church who have had the procedure, and have had great results. I will be praying a successful surgery, and swift recovery!