Which brings me to the following pictures. S graduated from school and at 21 is no longer eligible for the education system. What now? She has a personal agent that put us in contact with the state vocational rehab department that would help us explore job possibilities. Not to earn money, just to keep S's brain working and expanding and get her out of the house a few hours a week. That was an exercise in futility. S went through the interview with vocational rehab curled up on my lap crying despite the fact both the counselors sign and one was deaf. And the jobs we were given as a possibility didn't fit S at all or our criteria. Enter my bold, truthful husband. He pulled the plug and told them back off and give us time. It was moving too fast and we were afraid of making a wrong decision for S. A couple of months went by. One of our sons commented that S was more calm than he'd seen in awhile. Perhaps the answer to what to do with S was exactly what we were doing. Let her stay home with me and expand her knitting and crocheting and keep working on math and reading. Her personal agent called. She listened as she has done. And once again God provided an unusual answer via her wonderful agent. Give S someone that takes her out in the community, for classes, field trips, etc. Someone that uses ASL. Someone that will protect her. Someone that understands she has PTSD and what to look for. Her agent knew just the person. Enter D. At first meeting S opened up and showed D her treasures, communicated with her, didn't hide behind her Dad and I. So they spent their first time together exploring cake decorating at home. It's D's hobby and from her supply suitcase I'd say she does it like I do knitting. But she let S go with her own ideas and creativity. I heard laughter and saw smiles. Guess the pictures tell the story. And big surprise, it's a Duck cake! And Chocolate! Another unexpected answer to prayer.
Yep, we're havin' fun. And I got time to knit!
This isn't what we normally see when new people are introduced and S's schedule is changed! Thank you Lord!
I'm knitting like a fiend when I have the chance. I joined Mystery Stole 4 and I'm actually just finishing up clue 4. Clue 5 comes out on Friday. AND! I'm doing both halves at once! I'm really enjoying the lace knitting and finding it way too addicting. However, that's all I've had time to knit. Wonder why? Look below! I thought one home wrecker was bad but three!!! They all know how to open doors now so nothing is safe. Sigh....they're all asleep for the moment. I'm going to do a few rows while I can. And I expect to get sweaters done for grandmunchkins for Christmas? Someone wake me up...I'm dreaming.