Day 1 : 31 Days of Being the Prodigals' Mom
Hello friends. My topic for this 31 Day challenge is 31 Days of Being the Prodigals' Mom. So much has happened in the last year, that it is hard to know where to start. Instead of writing this like a diary, I will just talk about a topic each day. Something I am dealing with currently in my quest to bring all my prodigals home.
One of our daughters came home in the spring. Although it was hard being together again, things are great now. She has made a lot of progress and is living on her own. She is working on getting some court stuff paid off, so she can get her license back. She is doing great and plans to go in the Military as soon as she finishes with her legal fines.
Our other daughter is not doing so well. She has moved several times in the last six months. She has changed jobs several times as well. She broke up with her boy friend, got back together, and that status changes daily.
The newest thing going on is that she has started posting about what horrible parents we are on the Internet. Then all her friends comment on it and agree with her. What is funny is that then, many times her friend's mothers, aunts, or grandmothers will contact me and tell me about these rants on the web. In this way, the girls are able to tell our daughter they didn't tell us, but they want us to know what is said. Our daughter has blocked our entire family, so no one can see what she does or says. But still I know.
I have recently found an Internet support group of other mothers of prodigal. It is great. The very first day, I realized that my story was not the "worst" story there. That is never the case in person, among people I really know. One lady had several prodigal children. And she still functions and has a life. I am seeing that I can get through this. I just have to hold on to the fact that our life is not always going to be this way. If it is, don't anyone tell me different, because I don't think I could stand it!