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Monday, February 8, 2010

When Life hands you Lemons

Last week was a toughie for me.
I was barely able to work on my business.
Emily had a huge project due for school.
As smart as that child is, she is a challenge.
Then my 24 year old...top center, came to pay me a visit on Tuesday.
He has lived at with his Dad, my ex husband for the past 5 years.
Seems he and his girlfriend of 4 years are expecting a baby.
Now, one would think this is a happy momentous occasion.
I want to be happy, but their lives are honestly a mess.
Timing is everything they say.

You see, I had Brandon when I was 19 and unmarried.  
It was HARD.  I dropped out of college and worked full time to support him.

I have worked so hard with my kids to educate them, in hopes that they would not make the same mistakes as I have.  But, they each have to find their own way and this is just the hardest
part of parenting...Letting go and letting them find their way.

My emotions were a bit frozen last week...as was my work.

Their baby is due the same date my youngest daughter Emily was due. October 4th...which is St. Francis of Assisi's birthday...a good sign I say.

As I said to my son after he told me...
"you can't cry over spilled milk and when life hands you lemons make lemonade."

Life is good, I love my family...and soon there will be one more member to LoVe!


2 comments:

  1. Hi Lisa,

    Wow...sorry to hear of your distress. But Deb is right ... there is always a plan, though we dont always understand at first. Patience and faith, be strong. God gives us nothing we can't handle.

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  2. After all you went through it is understandable that you would feel the way you did..however I hear compassion in your tone and a wish to understand and be supportive. I admire that. Completely admire it! Good for you!!
    Hugs,
    Mona

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