Cook Forest

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We took a much needed #mentalhealth day

Yesterday was amazing. It was also exhausting because I drove for over 5 hours but it was amazing nonetheless. As I mentioned in my last post, the boys had a very rough Tuesday night therapy session. While I’m not going to dive into the specifics of that, all that matters for context is that it …

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It’s been emotionally overwhelming day for my kids

Today has been really upsetting and emotionally overwhelming for the boys. As a an adult, I found myself overwhelmed also, so I can only imagine how the boys feel. I was texting with a friend this evening and that helped me quite a bit actually because it was a pleasant distraction from everything that was …

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Trying desperately to not let their summer be defined by the collapse of my marriage

As the summer winds to a close, it was very important to me that the last major experience the kids had before school starting, wasn’t their lives being turned upside down when their Mom left. Emmett has been really stressed out in particular because he’s convinced that he will have to write twelve sentences about …

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I’m hoping this short trip helps us get our footing

We’re on our way to Cook Forest State Park. We’ll probably arrive around 11 AM and the boys are really excited. I’m not feeling so well this morning. It’s not that I’m sick, I’m just heartbroken. The truth at its most fundamental level is that I miss my wife. This is really hard for me …

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