Before our camping adventures we attended the conference we go to each year. This year Daughter decided to take adult classes. The last few years she has been helping with the children. A movie clip in class a number of years ago triggered her PTSD, so when the children's coordinator heard about it, she offered her the opportunity to help with one of the children's classes.
I was delighted to hear good reports from both of her instructors. The woman leading the Bible study said Daughter has a "wise soul." I was pleased that she did so well, and am grateful for a nurturing, supportive community that understands her and gives her that opportunity.
Daughter also did well with her food choices in the buffet line. There was one morning when she selected two waffles and two hash brown patties for her breakfast. I informed her that was too many carbs and confiscated the hash browns. That was the only time we had an issue, and she had a very good week.
I hid the first few days. I attended my one class and then retreated to my room, where I did some reading and rested. I just needed some time to myself before I was ready to engage the community. It was a healing week, and I'm grateful that we were able to go.