Thursday, June 5, 2008

Trouble in the fields

The days are definitely hard to get through recently. Plenty of good reasons for it--suffice to say difficult teenager times. The difficult times will pass, there is love and support enough to get everyone through, but that doesn't make the immediate days any easier or sleep any more accessible.

So, with my mind clouded, concerned and sad, I have not been able to write for the last few days. Even simple maintenance tasks like making the coffee, feeding the cats or washing my hair seem monumental.

But, today I decided to take charge of myself--the only part of this that I can really control. A trip to the grocery store for colorful, healthful foods helped. Then an e-mail from my nutritionist daughter-in-law suggested hot cocoa with LOTS of organic cocoa powder--Check!

The teenager will make it--he's always been one for finding the most difficult routes just because they were there. Whether he remembers or not, there's an anchor, a top rope and belayers who love him.

9 comments:

The Texican said...

Wondered where you had been. Glad to see a new post. Come by for a visit. Pappy.

beckie said...

Beth, teenagers are difficult. Trying their wings,finding themselves and they know sooo much about life. We can only hope that we have given them a good foundation to draw upon and that sooner or later they will see the light. My thoughts are with you. And double check on the cocoa!

Jayne said...

((((Beth)))) My mom used to say, "This too shall pass." I would cling to that, but what she didn't say is that it would pass only to be replaced by something else...lol. Like you said, the only thing you can control is how you let it affect you. Prayers for calmer seas for all. :c)

Nan said...

Boy, Beth, I know. I don't think there is anything more consuming, more all encompassing than our children. My heart is with you, fellow mom.

TheElementary said...

Yes, and until they too are parents they won't have a clue what you're going through or why you worry so much.
I love your last line. And what a photo to go with it.

LHHig said...

Teenage years as a boy....do I remember them well. Its a wonder I lived through it as will the one dear to your heart.

Marianne said...

Without even knowing details I can honestly say to you, "I've been there." :) having raised 5, my experience tells me there is nothing that doesn't change us for the stronger. Life is like this. And our children come through us, not necessarily from us. They are their own individual human beings who have asked us to simply guide. That's all we can do...my love to you, from mama to mama.

rach :) said...

We're here, online and in person, if you need us.

Anonymous said...

He has to decide to use "The top rope," trust the "Anchor," and let us "Belay." How else can we help?
Climb on!