Everyone has been concerned about Sonja. Everyone sees the stress she is under, and looks to me for the answers. I wasn't trying to be mean or rude when I spoke about Sonja to Carole and LuAnn. I wanted to share the nature of the stress Sonja was feeling and how I felt it was effecting her. I hoped once they understood the situation they could be more supportive and understanding. Sonja holds things in a lot, and it's her nature to always be positive. I felt it was important to share with LuAnn and Carole what actually was going on in Sonja's life
I, too, read the book The Secret. I was following their rules on my own before I even read the book, and then it helped me even more.
But sometimes all the positive thoughts in the world won't change a situation, and I just wanted Sonja to be prepared. I respect the idea she is focused on what she wants from life and that she doesn't live in fear. I truly believe positive thoughts create positive thoughts, too. What you put out in the universe will come to you.
Dinner time has always been very special for us as a family. I enjoyed watching Aviva with her family as the dinner table. Before Avery went to college, we would have family dinners four times a week. It's important to have discussions and catch up around the dinner table.