From the perspective of S. Denise Kullman, Mom
Tyler is home after living at an IACD treatment home for five months. We’re all a little nervous but so happy to be together again. With Easter coming up, I’m holding my breath a bit for a calm and happy holiday. I think the best plan is to not make many plans at all. To just let it go and breathe….live in the present.
Our whole family goes through this season of Lent in preparation for Easter. There is opportunity for prayer and penance for us all. Penance is repentance of sin or the desire to be forgiven. Tyler is working so hard to make up for past mistakes. His respectful behavior couldn’t be any better. In fact, I’m concerned that he is so afraid to disappoint us that he’s overdoing the pleasing part.
Admittedly, we’re all very wary of him. My husband, daughters, and I are all thinking, “What if he has a bad day? Will he blow up? Will he run away?”
And then I remember to just live in the moment.
So here’s our Easter plan: Be together. Our family will attend worship service. I may get the girls and I new hats. I’ll get Tyler and John new ties! We’ll probably go out for lunch afterward. The day will be filled with thankfulness that we are together (insert deep breath and wistful sigh here).
What do you do to take the stress out of the holidays? Please share below.