Comments: The Future

*hugs* hang in there... I need someone to hang with me on that side of the cliff.

Posted by vwbug at July 24, 2011 05:23 PM

At least you don't have a houseful of teenage daughters. Oh, the drama!

Posted by diamond dave at July 24, 2011 06:38 PM

Yes, it is a crazy ride during this time. I know exactly what you mean about not being able to ride those highs because a damn tidal wave or whirlpool will be there to suck it all away.

But...you will get through it. They will get through it. The hardest thing is you can't relax because you *know* there are easier ways for them to get by, but you *know* it ain't gonna happen...

But when high school is over, it does get better. Especially if they go off to college/move out/join the military/whatever. Then you aren't suffering the day-to-day anxiety and they're learning to handle it on their own.

You are giving them that base right now to learn how to handle it 'in the real world'. Even though it doesn't feel like it, you are. So hang in there, hang strong, and it will be okay. Maybe not the way you'd want it for them, but it will be okay for them AND you.

Posted by Mrs. Who at July 24, 2011 07:21 PM

I get all that. I never thought I'd make it through. Quite honestly I expected the very worst every day. I don't know how my kids put up with me and I have no idea how I made it.

It was the era before internet - I had no one around I could even ask - Is this normal? It was just one day at a time and praying the police didn't show up at my house. Ha!

Now the kids are grown, they are living on their own and my life is... even. I like even. So I know exactly what you mean. One day at a time. It's all you can do - and you're doing far better than I did!

Posted by Teresa at July 26, 2011 07:52 PM

unsure if it helps, I am right there with you...I'm insane, but I am here

Posted by awtm at July 28, 2011 03:58 PM

I have also had to epiphany that one of mine might never be able to leave....I am trying to get him there, but in a small corner of my mind I have had to accept that one.

Posted by awtm at July 28, 2011 04:00 PM