We were faced with situations which made it abundantly clear that human beings have absolutely no control over anything. I don't know about you, but to me, there's nothing more frightening. Adam was still looking for a job after being laid off (talk about having the financial security blanket ripped out from under you), we had to put our beloved pug dog down after 16 years of the best, most unconditional love possible, Kevin began having involuntary facial tics, and Adam and I were butting heads about him always being the "bad guy" parent. We were a mess.
Who remembers the opening theme song from the timeless TV show, Friends?
🎜 So no one told me life was gonna be this way... but I'll be there for you. 𝅘𝅥𝅰𝅘𝅥𝅮 .
Things start to get real when you're arguing with the person who has always been 'there for you'. Meanwhile, Jordan was continuing her pattern of working on homework from 1:00 to 10:45 pm. Were we "playing hard ball" by checking up on her and turning off her lights at 10:00? No we were not. In my mind, we were failing her.
I'll stop here for now, although the follow-up will include harsh, angry, depressed and hopeless thoughts and words. Yippee.
FYI----Before all of this real-life-stuff began to bombard us, I was a positive, happy, hopeful, animated, goofy chick. But no worries. Today I am back to being all of these things and more.
****An important reminder: Life can get better. It may take hard work and outside support, but it really can get better.****