Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Reactions.....not always good!

With everything that has been happening in our family lately we have had lots of different reactions from people. It got me thinking about how I react to people in different situations. It has brought me to a place to exam myself and my heart.
We have had sooooooooooo many supportive people. People sending us cards, emails, calling to check in, and every just stopping by. We were blessed by people bringing us meals, paying for meals in secret at restaurants, and just loving on our family. BUT with all that we have had some not so nice reactions either. The one that annoys me above everything else is the people that are not being patient with Addisyn. They seem to get offended when she doesn't want to hug them, go with them, or even go on a play date. We have had quite a few people approach her and ask her directly, "What is wrong with you?", or "You don't want to play at our house, why?" and the sad part these are adults not kids. To me it is obvious that she needs space and time..... that's all we are asking to please give her!
Thank you to soooooooo many of you who are understanding and being patient with Addisyn as she is finding herself. We still don't know why she didn't eat, drink, or talk for 5 days but we are proactive in finding out why. Addisyn will be starting some therapy in the next couple of weeks and we pray that we find answers. Thanks again for the understanding people in our lives!

6 comments:

~Debra said...

Praying she continues to come out of her shell!

Christy said...

Well said. :)

sarah said...

hi sandy, I just came across your blog from a link on Heather's. I read all of the recent posts regarding Addisyn and just want to send you a little virtual hug. Whatever it is that she's dealing with you & your family are doing a wonderful job staying strong for her and being there when she's ready to talk. Speaking from experience of dealing with struggles with anxiety for years I can tell you that the hardest thing is finding a way to talk to someone about it. If that is anything like what she is dealing with (I have no idea & am just guessing based on some of your posts) then being there for her is the most important thing in the world. If you ever want to chat just email me & I can tell you a little more of what I know from my end of things. I hope things take a positive turn soon, I'm sure they will.
Sarah :)

Tracy said...

This post breaks my heart. I cannot believe that ANYONE would ever react in such a way. I pray that none of those people ever find them self or their family in such a scary emotional struggle. But god forbid if they do, I hope that people will be more understanding and patient with them. You have such an amazing family Sandy and you guys will find answers and solutions. Your faith is so strong and God's tests are always tough but if any family will make it through all of this and come out on the other end even stronger it is the Stein Family. God Bless. :-)

Dawn Osuna said...

praying!
sometimes God makes it clear who should be in your life......

Kelly said...

Hi Sandy
I was catching up a lot on your blog and just wanted to tell you how much my heart ached for you during everything that has been happening. I can't imagine the emotional roller coaster you and Tim have been on.Thanks so much for sharing everything and I'll continue to check your blog to see how things are going....
Kelly