These summer hours are dwindling far too rapidly. One thing I am looking forward to with the advent of the school year is some cooler weather. Benjamin’s skin is showing the effects of his medicines combined with this intense heat, with frequent breakouts and sores. Infection is always a risk, so we try to clean and protect frequently; but it’s a constant battle. We felt a few cool breezes this afternoon and yesterday evening. Fall is coming, albeit still far, far away.
We enjoyed a beautiful picnic at a bayfront park today. The boys did some of their summer homework and I crossed some things off of my list, then they went to an evening movie and dinner with Kathy and Gana while Michael and I enjoyed a rare weeknight date. It was grounding to sit with him and listen to each other for a while. I am so thankful for my husband. We help each other and balance each other in so many immeasurable ways.
Tomorrow night I will travel to Tampa alone for my first counseling session with the therapist from referred to me by the Children’s Cancer Center. I am looking forward to it very much. I will see her for at least six sessions and am very grateful to the Center for this service. There have been some behavioral struggles lately, especially with Benjamin, that have been frustrating to say the least. I’m hopeful that her perspective will help me sort out what is attributable to treatment, and what is normal eight year old growth–and regardless, how to handle things when they feel out of control. With the school year on the horizon. this couldn’t come at a better time.