Being able to help people. The Christmas holiday was really rough on some of my clients that I saw yesterday. My transgender (M to F) client lost her best friend and feels utterly alone as her family is rejecting. Huge suicide rate among the trans population but she denied it. Another, my dear, sweet, wonderful "H" was raped. That one about killed me. The foster child of "A" had to be hospitalized for threatening my client and her wife with a knife and, then, cutting her own wrists. My client is devastated and filled with self doubt about parenting. They wanted/want? to adopt the girl. I sort of could not believe all of this as they came in one after the other. I sometimes forget how immersed in trauma I am on certain days.
Alexa sang 'Auld Lang Syne' to me this morning
One of our receptionists was mean to me yesterday. She did this once before and had me in tears. I'm not one to go and report her but one of the owners was standing there when it happened. Later, the other owner pulled me aside and apologized for what happened. He said there is absolutely no reason for that kind of behavior and that it was addressed and wouldn't happen again. Sometimes I think I'm a target because I'm so nice to them.
The moms and dads we miss. Krista, I think of how young you were when you lost your mom and the years spent with her being so ill. How long ago was it?