Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Don't do sadness




A little over a week ago, we got the call a parent never wants to hear. My son had tried to harm himself. Thank God he wasn't successful in his attempt and has started to get help, but for now, each day feels as though we are breathing in heavy air. It's an intense labor we have no control over.

Hubby and I are tired. We each handle stress differently, so that is its own struggle.

Our daughters seem okay, but having been through similar situations, I know that 'not okay' is like milk simmering in a saucepan and 'okay' is the thin skin that forms at the top, easily broken.

I usually try to keep the blog on the light side, but in this case, I'd rather have all the prayer and thoughts I can muster for my child and my family rather than pretend that it's all 'okay'.

15 comments:

Anna Willett said...

oh, sweetie... i am so sorry that you have to go through this. you have my thoughts, prayers and love. praying that you all feel the overwhelming love and peace that Jesus brings.
big, big hugs!

TJ said...

Oh hon! NOw I know why you have been on my heart these last few days. I just couldn't shake you. You and your son and your whole family are in my prayers!

Janelle said...

Your family has been in my prayers since you posted at Two Peas last weekend.

I didn't want to share there, but I had a major mental breakdown at the same age as your son. There's something about that 20/21 age that can be awfully hard. You're making sure he gets the help he needs, and that will get him through this.

Hugs and prayers to you all.

Kristen said...

I'm so sorry to hear about your son, but glad he is now getting help. I just subscribed to your blog recently, so don't really "know" you yet, but my hear goes out to you. I can't even imagine what you must be going through. Take care, and prayers for you and your family - especially your son.

Roberta said...

So sorry to hear about your struggles Casii...my prayers are with you and your son for time to heal. Where there is hope there is survival...so please do not stop believing in your son and his will to live. My son is 30 now and we had a terrible time when he was 14 till he was 24 with drugs and rehab. He is better now and everyday his confidence in himself improves. These are tough times for our kids but you must also not be too hard on yourself because at his age his peers have so much influence. Hope this helps, fondly, Roberta

Serena J said...

I am lifting your family up in prayer as I type this. Last November, my 19 yr old daughter revealed she was a "cutter" and asked for help. She spent a week in the psychiatric ward at UAB hospital in Birmingham, AL. I am empathetic to your situation and will continue to remember you daily in prayer. "Pray without ceasing." 1 Thessalonians 5:17

Rosemary said...

Casii, you know you're in my thoughts and prayers too at this terribly stressful and heartwrenching time. Don't worry about keeping the blog on the light side, you have to sometimes reach out for some blogosphere love and you got it here in bunches, lady!

Amy said...

Casii..I am so sorry..sending lots of prayers and hugs your way sweetie!

Bliss said...

I hug you!

So glad he wasn't successful. I'll be praying for all of you.

Tell your daughter I love her chalkwork! And that I want a t-shirt with somma that on it!

Heartinmyhand said...

Casii, I so sorry to hear about your son. Blessings to you and your family
hugs

Dianna said...

Hugs, prayers, and good thoughts to you and your family Casii.

Jana said...

Sending my prayers and thoughts to you, your son and your family. Hugs to you too.

Marni said...

Sending my thoughts and prayers out to you and your family.

TJ said...

I'm still thinking of you and praying for you! ((HUGS))

jennifer said...

Man Casii, I am so sorry. Yes, I will pray for your family. If you need me email me.