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Old 08-18-2013, 03:37 PM
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[COLOR=sienna]Thank you my friends for all of the advice and for sharing your experiences with me/us. I truly needed all of this because I was lost in what to do and I had no more answers.

I have been dwelling on the fact that I have spent so long as a parent molding them, teaching thru example, guiding them and helping for them to prepare for the future. For me to be able to do nothing in stopping my son from making one of the biggest mistakes in his life has been eating me up alive on the inside. I have been so upset about this, I was afraid of the stress was going to cause me to have an heart attack or loose my wife.

I need to be supporting her and here I am reacting more to this than she is and I am causing her more stress than what she's already going thru. Awww man, this just plain outright stinks, and I can do nothing about it. If I would to retaliate, it would only make matters worse and I do not want to do that. There is this constant battle going on inside me about what to do and so, I'm going to face reality instead in stead of fighting it, and finially let go.....

I know, it's out of my hands now and it's sad, so sad to loose the little boy that always slept with his Teddy Bear..... I needed to talk to someone and luckily, I had all of you, and all of your experiences. I needed your support on this and I found it; Thank You!

I have saved your advice and comments, so that I can read and re-read them, so that I have somewhere to turn to when the depression sets in again.....
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We are getting ready to head out, I will see you all later this week.


Have a great week.
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Thank you my friends for all of the advice and for sharing your experiences with me/us. I truly needed all of this because I was lost in what to do and I had no more answers.

I have been dwelling on the fact that I have spent so long as a parent molding them, teaching thru example, guiding them and helping for them to prepare for the future. For me to be able to do nothing in stopping my son from making one of the biggest mistakes in his life has been eating me up alive on the inside. I have been so upset about this, I was afraid of the stress was going to cause me to have an heart attack or loose my wife.

I need to be supporting her and here I am reacting more to this than she is and I am causing her more stress than what she's already going thru. Awww man, this just plain outright stinks, and I can do nothing about it. If I would to retaliate, it would only make matters worse and I do not want to do that. There is this constant battle going on inside me about what to do and so, I'm going to face reality instead in stead of fighting it, and finially let go.....

I know, it's out of my hands now and it's sad, so sad to loose the little boy that always slept with his Teddy Bear..... I needed to talk to someone and luckily, I had all of you, and all of your experiences. I needed your support on this and I found it; Thank You!

I have saved your advice and comments, so that I can read and re-read them, so that I have somewhere to turn to when the depression sets in again.....
((((HUGS))))
You have not lost him, he needs your love more than ever. But for now you have to let him go until he is ready to once again accept that.
Keep a journal and write him letters from time to time sharing your heart. Later you might give them to him or keep them private, but either way it is a good outlet for your feelings.
I continue to hold your whole family in my prayers.

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I have saved your advice and comments, so that I can read and re-read them, so that I have somewhere to turn to when the depression sets in again.....

We are always here for you for when ever you need some one to listen. You can PM me anytime too.


I second Star's idea of starting a journal. Writing has really helped me. I don't share a lot of it with anyone but just writing it down, helps keep those emotions from boiling over.
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Originally Posted by Christmasstar View Post
((((HUGS))))
You have not lost him, he needs your love more than ever. But for now you have to let him go until he is ready to once again accept that.
Keep a journal and write him letters from time to time sharing your heart. Later you might give them to him or keep them private, but either way it is a good outlet for your feelings.
I continue to hold your whole family in my prayers.
What a great idea, Star.
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For some reason, I have just not felt all that great today. I am going to rest for a while and watch TV with Hubby. Goodnight, MMC friends.
I hope you are feeling better today, Seawaters! Take care, my friend! {{{HUGS}}}
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It was good. We live in Moore, which borders OKC so we're right there. Let me know if y'all ever stop in town!
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Good morning, MMC friends. I want to wish Track's grandmother a belated Happy Birthday. Track, I think we all know how you feel. Enjoy every special moment with her.

I am getting so excited for La Bambina's arrival. I can hardly wait, so I can only imagine how Coach and Dr. Wifey feel! It's a wonderful day in the neighborhood!

Pretty soon I am going to take a break and go buy my son a birthday card for Tuesday. It is so hard to believe that my youngest will be 28 years old! Time sure flies, LOL!

I am going to work a while on packing up more stuff, and then I think I will be like Coach and do some Christmas reading. TTYL
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Have a great day!



I hope you have a great day too Made!




Thanks! Im glad to be here!
Not feeling so good...but I guess I will feel better tomorrow.
How are you my friend?
Good to see you posting! I hope you are better soon, Solice. {{{HUGS}}}
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