Thursday, December 23, 2004

Christmas Blues

All my gifts are wrapped and under the tree, waiting for kids to arrive. See, my daughter flew in from Seattle, late Monday night, but by Tuesday night, she was gone. She ran off to my parents' home after arguing all afternoon with me and my guy. My son teamed up with his sister, and left too.

Now, my parents live just up the road, so I knew they were safe and sound. I am totally grateful these kids have my parents to go to when they feel they have no where else to go.

Today, we are all going to meet at the church with a mediator. I do not think an hour with this person will solve anything, but it will be a start. My parents, my kids, and my guy and I will there.

Yes, I know, we have serious problems at home and it's not all the fault of rebellious teens. My kids feel like I do not listen to them, I feel the same about them. My whole family cannot stand my guy, I feel like it's not their choice who I love. My guy knows how much my family means to me and will do what he can to help the situation.

We are all a little nervous about today, but it's something we need to do if we are to continue to be a family. If anything, it will be a start at mending the anger and hurt they, we are all feeling. At least, that's what I want out of all this.


sistercdr said...

You all will be in my prayers today. Divisiveness in the family is so painful. Hugs.
Comment from sistercdr - 12/23/04 11:34 AM

Susan said...

So sorry you have this on your mind now. Holidays can make certain family situations even more difficult. Still, it's a very good sign that all the family is willing to meet together with the mediator. It shows each one of you is important to the others. Good luck and may there be peace in your corner of the world.
Comment from dakotarose2852 - 12/23/04 7:23 PM

sonya said...

Oh, I hope everything works out ok. I know it hurts the heart deeply when things are not going right with family. And problems can be so intensified at Christmas. Hang in there and I will say a prayer for you. Thank you for sharing with us though so we can give you encouragement and remind you that your journal buddies are surely here for you.
Comment from bookncoffee - 12/23/04 8:04 PM