Friday, February 6, 2009

Where is the "STOP" button?

During a mini-crisis involving my son yesterday, I was reminded once again about how overwhelming dealing with the issues my wife and I have had to deal with over the last few years can be. I know there were never any guarantees that parenting would be easy. And I'm OK with that. But sometimes, when this "stuff" is piled on top of all the other "stuff" going on in our lives, it's just kind of smothering.

I think the best way to describe the feeling is how the father of an addict described it on an episode of the A&E show Intervention. He said he often times feels like the entire world should just stop because of his problems. Talk about hitting the nail on the head. "Hello, world? Can you please just stop for awhile? Just until I figure out what to do about my son's issues and can get everything back on track again. Then you can resume turning and we can get on with the rest of my life." How sweet would that be?

Unfortunately, that's not the way it works. So juggling everyday life with the sweeping curve ball that's been thrown my way by the man upstairs becomes the only way to survive. At least until I find the "STOP" button. Or a magic wand. Believe me: I will never stop looking.

1 comment:

  1. Hi. I've been reading your feed for about a week now, and just wanted to say hello. I'm in a similar situation, but no where near as harrowing as I imagine your daily struggle must be.
    Please keep posting. It helps more people than you may think.