Thank you for all your prayers!


I am so grateful for all the blessings we have in our lives! Our family has been loved and supported in the most amazing way over the past few months since the craziness started with Alex’s placement and talks of moving him. I am so grateful for all of your prayers and good thoughts!

The update is that in just about every aspect Alex is doing better. The high intensity aggression has come down, medications have been adjusted to the point where we think we’ve got the right amounts to help just where he needs it, and he is overall a happier, healthier kid. Alex’s direct staff seem pleased in general.

But on Friday, one of the administrators called me to “touch base” about my trip to New Hampshire to see a possible placement (a trip I’m leaving for now). He said plans are still moving forward to make Alex leave his current placement– the only place that has made serious progress towards helping him get home to us. When I asked why that was still the case given all the positive progress we’ve seen (which has eliminated doubts of their being able to treat him) I was told they’ve got a “quit while you’re ahead” type policy (my words, not his).

So I need your prayers again. Please pray that all of the people involved with my beautiful boy will see clearly the importance of keeping him near his family, and will advocate in every way possible to make that happen. Pray that I will know the right questions to ask in NH to get the information I need to advocate for Alex. And please pray that God will open the hearts and minds of any naysayers so that they can clearly see there is a win-win-win solution out there and we can find it.

This is not about a mother’s sadness at the prospect of missing her son. It is about the deep knowledge I have of what makes Alex tick and what will truly help him. I refuse to allow him to be punished by taking away the one thing that is most meaningful and rewarding to him– family contact.

Thank you for being here to listen.


2 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Kristin Nelson
    May 18, 2014 @ 07:48:15

    Oh, Cath….we are still praying for him…all of you…never stopped…remember to not only do all you can as Alex’s Mom, but…then… when you have done all you can as a Mom… I think your Mom might remind you to also remember to let God into the mix so he can do his thing as well.

    Have been there many times myself…with the mindset that I have to do everything & make things work on my own, as Mom in charge…and forgot to leave room in “my plans” for God’s blessings…always works out for the best when I keep that door always open!

    We love you all…K


    • cathykal
      May 18, 2014 @ 16:36:25

      Thank you, Kristin. Am leaving room for God’s plan and open to whatever the universe has in mind. I just know that I need to protect my boy’s heart as this all unfolds. xoxo


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