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 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 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!


  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.

  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!!