The Players:

Darling: The brave hero, love of my life
Crunchy: The crazy drama queen, hippie crunchy, fiber-freak
Formerly-known-as-Teenaged-Cave-Dweller: The 20 year old wayward teen daughter, currently without a part but for an occasional guest appearance-again.
SNG(AKA Science Nerd Girl): the 17 year old sanity creator, Mom's all helper
Pickle: The 14year old sensory seeking/avoiding mother hen
Tink: The 12 year old auto-immune compromised fairy nut
Cactus Jack: The 11year old drama king
Don Juan: The 9 year old ladies man
Duck: The 6 year old cutie patootie
Princess Crankenstein: The 5year old independent sass box
Sugar Man: The 3 year old sweetie flirt monster
Frodo: the 2year old chunky grandson
Sassbox: the 19 month old firecracker

Monday, April 21, 2014

The journey of mothers

All mothers have a unique journey. Some seem to have it all together. Some are an obvious wreck. Some have it a little easier, some have it a lot harder. Where are you in your journey?

I am in a lonely place. I feel very lost as a parent, as I watch my oldest struggle with mental illness, and try to support her without enabling her, all the while protecting her son and her siblings without causing her to go into a tailspin. Then there are all the people who hear her diagnosis and roll their eyes in disbelief. My own inability to truly understand all that she deals with, can't deal with, won't deal with.

Where are you in your journey as a mother? Do you have a support group, or do you feel lost in the adventure?