Sometimes it takes going without to realize how deeply grateful you can be for something. The something in particular is Jocelyn’s ADD meds. She is back on them on a daily basis and I could dance with joy. I can hardly believe how much she has been focused and how much she has accomplished. It is simply lovely and amazing. In retrospect I wonder if I should have resisted the meds as long as I did when she was little. She started meds when she was 11 and they have been such a help. I didn’t trust the safety of them and held out as long as she could somewhat cope although coping is sometimes all she could manage. At puberty it was blatantly obvious how much she needed them and they really helped.
The last time she was off her meds was when she was switching meds to try a different one and she had to go off for three days in between. On the second day she went into the store she works at to do some shopping and she was skipping up and down the aisles saying Ohhhhh loooook! Her coworkers checked what department she would be working in the next day so they could come watch. She vacillated from sleeping to hyper in an amusing fashion but I was glad when she started the new med.
Thank you Lord for meds that work. I am deeply grateful all over again.