As I sit here and think about all that has happened in the last few weeks, I must say that it's been quite exhausting. There is no time for anything. Right after my mom's funeral, I began the RN Program to further my career. I figured she would have wanted me to continue and not let her death stop me from moving forward. I still remember how emotional she became when I finished the LVN Program. She was so proud of me. It was one of the first times my mom ever expressed how proud she was of me. It is a memory I definitely will never forget. As of now, school is going alright. I was asked to join their mentor program and I'm pretty excited because this will allow me to continue my mission when it comes to mental health. I look forward to sharing the resources and information I have gathered throughout the years and of course spread the word about NAMI.
Speaking of NAMI-SAT, I have been re-elected to be on their board. I've been a board member since 2011 and I look forward to another year of educating the community. I will also be participating at the SAPD 2nd Bi-Annual Violence Intervention Conference here in San Antonio, as a guest speaker for one of their workshops. I'm pretty excited about it.
Daniel had a rough couple of weeks at school but, he's been doing better. We continue to be hospital free and I'm happy that it's been that way. I rewarded him for his progress by taking him to see one of his idols. We went to ACL (Austin City Limits), and we got to see Eminem. It was awesome! He put on the best show that night and I'm just grateful that I was able to get us some tickets.
Life continues and I've never realized how hard it is to keep going when a huge part of you is missing. Mom wasn't always the easiest person to care for. Sometimes she made it difficult but she was my best friend and I never stopped trying to make her feel better. It's hard to wake up and not be able to call her but I know that she is with me.
Have a great week!!
I'm a mother with an agenda to save her son from the grips of his mental illness and stop stigma so that those who suffer in silence can seek help without fearing the worse. Join me on this roller coaster ride..you're no longer alone.