For those who have been following my blog, you know that my daughter, Marie, who is deaf, was recently arrested and charged with assaulting a police officer with a deadly weapon while in a dissociative state following a PTSD episode. (Phew! That was a mouthful…)
I appreciate the tremendous amount of support I have received. I am sure that all of your prayers and good wishes will ensure the situation will work out in the end. I am generally an optimistic person, and being angry and worrying are not in my nature. This whole episode has put a dink in my armor. And I DON”T LIKE IT! I don’t like being angry and upset and feeling hopeless. So, I am going to stop. I will get through this as I have through the numerous other challenges I have faced in raising my very difficult and involved children. I will accept the circumstances for what they are, do as much as I possibly can as a regular little, old mom, and look towards a brighter future. I can be happy again, and even joke a little, (although at the moment I can’t fathom anything funny in this situation.) I can return to “normal”, and continue to advocate for and love my wonderful children as they are, problems and all.
I’m glad I got that off my chest. I feel better. Thanks for “listening”.
PS. I bought Marie a goldfish to keep her company. I asked her what its name was and she said “Sparingly”. “Sparingly?” I asked, “How did you choose that name?” She pointed to the container of goldfish food. It read “Feed sparingly 3 times a day.”
Now I’m even smiling…