Wednesday, July 14, 2010

A big scare

My son was involved in a serious car accident while driving home from his hiking trip in Vermont. The accident occurred only 7 miles from home. In Michigan there is a saying, "there are two seasons in Michigan; winter and road construction." He was stopped on the highway in a traffic jam at a road construction site; the driver behind him was not paying attention and rear-ended him without braking at all. The impact sent him into the guardrail which he totally destroyed but thankfully it prevented him from going straight into incoming traffic. He got a pretty good case of whiplash and is pretty sore, but okay. His car is ruined. I am just so very thankful that he is okay. Also, I would like to have something really great happen to me! Like tonight or tomorrow!

Zig-zagging around

My husband and I just returned from a lovely 2-day getaway. We had such a great time even though it's difficult for me to have 2 consecutive days of that much activity. Each day required walking a lot and I kinda pooped out yesterday and didn't feel very well. I slept terribly last night and I'm just going to take it easy today and putz around the house. We're in another heat/humidity wave here again so I am thankful for AC. Before I became ill, I loved hot weather like this. Now it's hard for me to handle.

I returned home to find to an email from one of my kids who is having very serious problems. Out of respect I am not going to give detail but this grown child of mine is making very bad decisions and has fallen into a pattern that my husband and I could not ignore any longer, so we "called them out" on it and described our concerns. We KNOW we are doing the right thing but I truly think this is one of the most difficult things I've had to do and my child is not responding in the manner we'd hoped. My heart is breaking. It's hard to sit by and watch your child self destruct but once they are an adult there's not a whole lot a parent can do if the child is rejecting help.

So I have a very heavy heart today and I'll be putz'n around the house crying a lot. It's going to be a hard day for me and I have to be so careful to take tender care of myself so I don't get sick again. I would appreciate your thoughts and prayers.