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Old 07-17-2008, 12:35 PM   #11
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Hang in there! You know in your heart of hearts that you have done the right thing, but you have been through SO many changes that it is perfectly natural to feel this way.

I always feel so much better if you let it out. Can you cry in the shower, where the kids won't hear you, or anything like that?

Have you checked out the Pittsburgh thread on Knitters Knear You? They seem like such a nice group who would be happy to tell you all the good things about your new area.

Hope this helps. Come here anytime you need
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Old 07-17-2008, 12:52 PM   #12
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knitpurgurl: I am sorry to hear of your headaches. I hope everything will turn out better.
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Old 07-17-2008, 01:03 PM   #13
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Hang in there KPG! It's OK to feel down and I think it's OK to let your kids know you are having a blue day or two -- I'm sure they miss OH too. You've done the right thing for you family and I am sure it will pay off in the end.

I'm not sure of the ages of your kids...but have you heard of MOMS Club? They are mostly geared towards smaller kids but have lots of activities and it's a great way to meet mommy friends in your area. I felt really blue when I first moved and once I discovered MOMS Club I was so much happier -- it was as much, maybe even more, for me as for the kids. I know our local MOMS Club has several special kids in it too. I googled one for Cranberry.

My DH is from Pittsburgh and we visit there about once a year. I'm not totally sure where Cranberry is tho -- I get so turned around there and would be lost if I was driving. Anyways, if you manage to get into the city, go check out the children's museum. We love it and go for a day whenever we visit.

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I'm so sorry for all your troubles. I don't care what anyone says sometimes doing the right thing downright sucks and it hurts and its lonely.

Can you rent out your home until its sold?

Go to meetup.com, you should be able to find knitting groups, or even groups that have moms with kids with aspergers in your area. that has groups for EVERYTHING!!
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I first want to say what a special group of people parents of children with any form of autism are. In the twelve years I've taught I have had many children with some form of autism and every single parent would move heaven and earth for that child. The same cannot always be said for other parents of children with disabilities. So, kudos to you for putting the interest of your children first.

With that said, uprooting your life for even the best of reasons causes grief just like any other loss. Let yourself go through the phases. Things will get better. And the others are right, it is ok to let your kids see you sad, it is a part of life and they need to know that it is all right to show their feelings too. Crying in the shower is one of the best releases there is. It may not solve any of your problems but it sure does help. Sending hugs and positive thoughts your way.
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I'm not sure of the ages of your kids...but have you heard of MOMS Club? They are mostly geared towards smaller kids but have lots of activities and it's a great way to meet mommy friends in your area. I felt really blue when I first moved and once I discovered MOMS Club I was so much happier -- it was as much, maybe even more, for me as for the kids. I know our local MOMS Club has several special kids in it too. I googled one for Cranberry.
THANKS so much!! I had not heard of Moms Club. I was a workaholic before moving to PA. I quit my job to become a SAHM so that my Asperger's Son would have more time with me and so that I could spend more time with both kiddos. Although our income has NOT changed, our standard of living has greatly changed from rural Ohio to city life in Cranberry Twp. Oh, BTW- Cranberry is about 25 minutes north of Pittsburgh (by 79, 76, 19). It's not far at all from the downtown area.
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Old 07-17-2008, 03:14 PM   #17
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I'm so sorry to hear you're feeling so down. Just know, it will pass. Things have a way of working out, with time, even though it's tough right now. Hang in there, there will be better days.
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It is understandable you are feeling down-in-the-dumps right now. A drastic change, move is always difficult to adjust to, but you know you did the only thing a parent would/could do. As others have stated this too will pass and you will grow to find your new environment, although totally different, a good change. Change can be good. Best wishes and luck in your new area.
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Don't feel down; you are obviously a very selfless and wonderful mother, who cares so much about your kids, and that's more important than anything.
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