Hello friends. I had to pray about this and figure out what exactly this thread could be about. The reason I was praying is because I was going through an episode with my teenage daughter yesterday. We all go through something everyday. Whether it's with a loved one, a co worker, a boss, anyone.... I didn't want this to be a griping thread, but maybe we just need a place to vent our frustrations, hurts, feelings, and so forth. So, I'm going to start this with a new posting. Open up and allow us to pray, be a friend, talk, never feel alone. All I ask is that it not become a debate or so forth. We all need each other and I want us to feel comfortable enough to share what's going on in our daily lives. If you only choose to share here. Love ya'll dearly, Kathryn
What a great idea, Kathryn! So many times we have an illness, a cranky loved one, a loss of someone special in our lives, etc. that we need to talk about and confide in, and sometimes no one to do it with. Any of our members that feel the need to talk about something that is bothering them can bring it here to share. Sometimes it is a lot easier to bear when others help carry the load. Thank you for coming up with this very caring thread.
As I mentioned, yesterday I had an episode with our 17 yo daughter. We ended up hitting each other and it tore my heart out when I did. It finally hit my daughter last night that she had hit her mother and not some stranger. She broke down crying and realized that the whole arguement was ridiculous. It really hurts me when we must go through such savage espidodes in order to heal. There's been a lot of hurt and anger between us. We are on a slow journey together that takes us through a lot of ups & downs. I will not give up on her though and I pray she never gives up on me. Thank you for letting me share my life with you today. Love, Kathryn
Hi Kathryn , sorry to hear that your relationship with your daughter , sometimes is not going very well . I hope you can find out and focus on the main problem to resolve it soon.
I don't know what is going on, but trying to control your thoughts and atitutes may help, also long nice walks to refresh the mind helps.
I agree with FullMoon, Kat....a nice long walk will clear your head, calm your demeanor and help you think clearer on what action should be taken. It is not good that SL has laid hands on you, her mother.....has this happened before? What steps are you going to take to resolve this issue? Without counseling or something this could get out of hand and repeat itself. It's good that SL feels sorry and guilty about it; let's pray that her anger and self-control can be managed.
Fullmoon & Vicky, SL is in counseling and her counselor just got back into town 2 weeks ago from Ike. SL is scheduled for a Monday session. We are looking at getting family counseling as well. Now CPS is talking about yanking her out of the home. Thank God though, the CPS supervisor is not in agreement with the worker. Nor is SL's lawyer. They realize things will happen, but not a repeat of yesterday. I won't hit my daughter again, I can tell you that. As for SL, I can't truthfully speak for her. I agree Vicky that much prayer is needed. I do take a lot of long drives when I'm trully ticked or want to go crazy. It does allow me to clear my mind. Thank you ladies both for your support and prayers. You just don't know how much this means to me. Love ya'll dearly, Kathryn