Thursday, February 26

Goodbye Funk. Hello Hope.

Well, Now that I have depressed the bejeezus out of all 4 of my readers, I thought I would bounce back with a little message of encouragement. But first I must do a little backpeddling to get you up to speed.

GirlyWoman is a chip off her fathers block. She is stubborn, determined, and acts before she thinks. She gets in too deep. She is flighty. And she's been making very bad choices in her life. The last three years have been *hard*. Even harder for us as parents to watch. She did alot of stupid things to try proving her independence, but she wound up regretting most of it. The highlights involve shutting out her family, an unsavory boyfriend, several insane roommates, the possibility of jail time, and a false alarm pregnancy. (not necessarily in that order)

Yep. It's been a trainwreck.

And yet. I see light at the end of the tunnel.

A few months ago, she turned 20. Then she landed a job. A nice job working as a personal assistant and receptionist. She dumped the boyfriend and decided to move into her own place. She paid off her car. She went to mandatory classes and paid a whopper of a fine, to avoid jail. And slowly but surely she is digging herself out. I can't help but feel that she's finally on the right road.

She called me today to tell me that she misses the family, and wants to come home for a few weeks in the summer.

For the first time in a long time, I feel hopeful.

14 comments:

Kat said...

I am so glad you stopped by and visited my blog, because I simply LOVE yours. Adding you to my blogroll as well. :)


Sounds as though your girlie is getting all of her ducks in a row. Sometimes we all have to get a little craziness out of us to teach us how to succeed. I think she is on her way. Whew! Breath, mama! ;)

Fairly Odd Mother said...

Oh, that is such hopeful, wonderful news. I hope she continues to move in the right direction.

Rolling Off The Edge... Together said...

This would be so hard... I am glad it is getting better!

Mama Goose said...

Oh good. I'm glad she's finally pulling it together. Despite the hard road, you should be very prooud of her. You need a little more sunshine in your life.

ALF said...

Horray for hope! I have a brother who has dug himself into a hole and I try to remain hopeful that he will one day dig himself out.

Laurie said...

That is wonderful news!

teahouse said...

Yes! It must be nice to have her out on her own, but visiting regularly.

Amanda said...

So happy for you all.

Mama Goose said...

Hey - How are you? You've been missed and I wanted to make sure you were okay...

Kim said...

Praying that she makes the rest of her journey back smoothly and quickly.....

Lori Johnson said...

By the time they're 20, they're people. It works most of the time.

queen of almost everything said...

Have soo enjoyed reading your blog and I have to say you were part of the inspiration to write my own...have been anxiously awaiting your return....hope all is well and that you return soon. (would also appreciate any advice you can give)

Heather said...

Hi I’m Heather! Please email me when you get a chance! I have a question about your blog. HeatherVonsj(at)gmail(dot)com

laurie kelley said...

Thrilled to hear it!! Huge hugs to the whole family.