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Looks like we're back to our new old "norm".  All my boys are in a good place.  Oldest is working, has a car, is over the H1N1 that took a toll on him. He's starting to talk about going to grad school. Middle guy finishes today with finals. He's worked hard this semester and has done very well.  The youngest is supposed to pick up his approved outline from his school so he can work and finish his paper to earn his diploma.   Me?  I am doing well. Teaching preschool and babysitting (for pay now). For the last year I helped out a family by sitting for them for free. The mister (or should I say doctor) is in recovery from a prescription drug addiction and now is doing well.  He earned his license back and is off of probation.  Rather than go back and work in the emergency room, he's starting his own medical (disaster/security) company. He'll be working with SWAT teams and hospitals. It's been interesting to watch his vision grow.  He's at the cusp of launching it soon.  *BTW - he found himself dependent on the pain meds after he started taking them for an aliment. Of course, they were easy to obtain because he could write his own scripts. I don't know how he got caught but his wife had absolutely no idea until then. Hindsight - she did notice some behaviors but didn't think "drugs".  Not sure what she thought.   God does work in mysterious ways.  My friend "M" was going to treatment the same time as T and off probation around the same time. "M" even helped T with his chemistry - as I sat for his kids. He told me that he doesn't know what his family would have done without me. Little does he know (I'll have to tell him) how much they all mean to me, too. I say that "God works in mysterious ways" because little did I know that when his wife (my friend) overheard me talking about T a few years back on the soccer field sideline with another mom that we would end up forming a bond like we have. We even attend Al Anon together.  M also been very supportive of what I've been trying to do with my "project".  He's very spiritual and listening to him about building his business reinforces what I already believe - that it isn't about "us".  I've been trying not to "run the show" so to speak but rather let what God has in "mind".  It's sometimes difficult to decipher that sometimes so when I'm confused - I stop, pray, and wait.  I must keep in mind when I start thinking about the next step in what to do about the drug parent education department what the priest at our church said "Remember - you planted the seed".   I keep getting "signs" (or maybe they're not) about the mandatory drug program.  Too complicated to explain but my husband's brother's wife (a teacher) and her sister (a guidance counselor) both have proactive drug education programs in their districts.  My sister-in-law's district just instituted a mandatory program (it was in the paper) and her sister has a very impressive program her district uses through their county.  She sent me the information on what they do.  Is it coincidence that my sister is now dating a friend of theirs?  They all went out the other night and talked about what I'm working on here.   I know that our district is not interested in a mandatory program "at this time" but is open to improving on what they already have.  Whatever that is.  Although the Superintendent says he wants to see my program, the decision is ultimately up to the Principal as to what to do. Always my stumbling block.  The Principal always ignores my suggestions (I've learned FINALLY not to take it personally because he's like that with many people) so we'll see what he decides to do - if anything. Most likely he'll go with his little private parent advocacy board who has all the answers. Strangely enough - these parents didn't experience what I went through so there is no urgency. They also don't have the knowledge, but they must be the ones with all the answers since their kids are "good". Thankfully, this stumbling block doesn't bother me anymore.  I have faith that some kind of better program will happen. So we'll see. Just taking a break from it now.  It bothers me that I have no incentive to move forward on this. I need to, however, because the middle school principal is waiting for me to give him the program so that he can post it on their website.  I need to do a lot of tweaking.  Got to get motivated to do that.  And next month (with new board members) the Super is supposed to bring this issue up with the board.  Planting seeds..... 

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WHEW! Great to hear all the positive things about the boys!! Do you really need to do more work on the project? Could you give the MS principal what he needs so that it can be posted; you can update later?! I know how anxious you were to get this out there and AT LAST you have an administrator in your corner. Then give it a rest and ENJOY advent and Christmas!! Take Care!!!
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So glad things are looking up for you! You should have a wonderful Christmas this year, and you deserve it!