Wednesday, December 14, 2011
Two steps forward, one step back. After many days of feeling predominantly optimistic and upbeat, the spirit falters. Yesterday afternoon. Several situations converging in a short space of time. Looking through old photos in preparation for a commemorative event later this week. Listening to unsolicited excuses from a relative about how long it has been since getting together. Planning Christmas Eve dinner. Exploring alternate plans for Christmas morning. All contributing to wearing down emotional reserves. Tonight a candlelight ceremony at The Compassionate Friends. The support group for parents who have lost a child. Following through on a suggestion Michael made last month, I will attend. This activity likely to provide emotional support. Assist with recalibration. Recovering equilibrium.