The Little Rascals 20th Anniversary Reunion
I just absolutely love this!
The Little Rascals 20th Anniversary Reunion
I just absolutely love this!
God, I love you.
I’ll finish all Your work.
Then You take me Home.
CPS does not actually want to remove your children and have to find them placements in an already overwhelmed system that’s desperately in need of more help. Foster parents don’t want your kids ripped out of the only home they’ve ever known and have to say no over and over again because they just don’t have room.
Start fucking blaming yourself. It’s your fault they are removed. It’s your behaviors that caused it. Responsibility people.
At what point is it okay for me to say enough is enough and throw in the towel without feeling guilty or like a failure?
I can’t do this anymore. The stress. The anxiety. Their behavior. The 8 year old hurting my puppies and having no remorse. How many of my foster followers have had to disrupt a placement because the kid(s) just weren’t a right “fit” for your family?
Having these kids is putting a huge gap in my marriage. Hubby and I fight constantly. The kids fight constantly. And this whole time we have pretended like it was all rainbows and butterflies.
The first ACR will be mid September. If we don’t see an end to this case, I will have to make the call to have them placed elsewhere. There are plenty other homes they can go to that have more experience, more patience, more control over their anxiety than I do. The amount of stress endured has caused an imbalance in my thyroid and once that is off…. Everything Is off.
I think it’s time to go back to just hubby and I and push forward with beating Infertility.
Our original plan was to accept 1 Child. 1 infant or newborn. We were pushed to take these three last minute without any information on them and I have regretted it since the first month. What were we thinking taking 3 kids as our first placement?!?! It has now been almost 6 months and as much as I feel bad for making this call after nearly 6 months, it needs to be done.
Sometimes I wish we lived in a tiny one bedroom cottage in the middle of no where surrounded by fields of veggies and tall fruit trees. We would live off the land and have no distractions. No TV, no telephone, no Internet. Just me and my husband and our dogs and God, all alone. Completely surrounded by peaceful serenity and blue skies. Not a neighbor in sight. And when it rains we would sit on the porch on our swing and smell the fresh air and feel the wind on our faces. We would be completely in love and completely alone so that the only thing we could focus on was our love for each other and our love for God. And then maybe one day God would see our faithfulness and hear our prayers and bless us with a child who would grow to love him and worship him and live the rest of his life surrounded by this beauty and away from the hatred of this world. Just the thought of this dream being my life gives me warm fuzzies
If you talk to anyone who’s involved in a huge tragedy, you can’t say those cute cliches like “Pain forces you to grow” or “God has a wonderful plan for your life.” It sounds hollow and stupid, and I would slap myself in the face if I said those things too.
I believe more and…
Anthon St. Maarten (via perpetualtoska)
I have been hurt by people who knew what it is like to live in this pain.
I used to be in a big boat with tons of other infertiles like myself. We used to share our heartache and frustration with each other when we heard about so and so getting pregnant for the billionth time, or this teenaged drug addict getting pregnant. We’ve had heartfelt and emotional conversations… Full of passion and anger and that lovely twinge of jealousy.
Now it is just me. In a life boat… The pregnancy ship had sailed without me and those people who once felt exactly how I’m feeling now have abandoned me in my grief and told me I’m being unreasonable and unfair. They all want to know why I cant just be elated for them a d join in on their excitement… instead of feeling how I’ve always felt!!! Like my feelings should be different this time rather than how they have always been in this situation. It’s like they completely forgot the last several years of their life. I have no one now. No one to relate to. No one to share my pain with anymore because their ship had sailed and i am left in the middle of the ocean in my life raft without a paddle. I’m offensive to them now. My pain has offended them. Not everyone has told me that showing my pain has hurt them… Some people just dropped off the face of the earth. We once talked several times a week but once their miracle came…. Its been months since a hello. But I’m not sure which is worse. Having it said to my face…. Or behind my back.
Its easier to push you all out of my life… And for GOOD this time… Than to go on pretending to be friends.
I was only included for convenience anyways and I prefer to not be a convenience.
When it was not convenient for me to be around, I didn’t even exist.
So let’s just go back to me not existing.
Not everyone wins, but at least I won’t get hurt again
Suicide is so prevelant. People have a hard time talking about their depression because they fear that people will judge them. They fear that people will not validate their pain. Or, they fear that people will say they are being dramatic.
"what do they have to be unhappy about? They have a spouse, good cars, a nice house, and kids. Their life is perfect"
“here we go again with the posts about being depressed, she was just happy yesterday! “
” she’s sad because a good thing happened to me, why can’t she just get over herself and be happy for me”
Depression, grief, sadness,… All of these things go hand in hand. It’s a struggle some days to get out of bed and put a smile on. But when the good days come, life feels fresh and new!
It’s so hard to understand how one day you can be the happiest person on The planet and then the next day wishing that you just no longer existed.
I’ve battled depression since my childhood, and the older I get, the more triggers I have.
If something triggers me and it just so happens to involve you, don’t get all pissed off and high and mighty at me because trust me, I’m already pissed off at myself enough. If you truly love me, you would try to understand. And if you just don’t want to try to understand, then please remove yourself from my life. It would be best for the both of us.
I gave up on trying to please people. I gave up on trying to force people to be my friend.
And I really wish I could give up on trying to prove my point.
It takes a strong person to love someone who battles depression. If you can’t handle me at my worst, please don’t pretend to like me at my best.
I pray to him. I read his word. I have never done drugs. I have never been drunk. I have never cursed his name. I have a giving and loving heart, to the point that I’d give the shirt off my back for a person in need. I respect my parents. I have served them in more ways than anyone in their life has, I’m sure of it. I’ve dedicated my life to serving God. I’ve stuck my neck out for him. I’ve been persecuted for him. I go against the grain. I don’t live the way the world lives. I have made many many mistakes in my life of course…. But I have always cherished my God. My Savior. My creator. My heavenly father. I stayed pure and married the man God designed for me. I’ve been completely faithful to him. I have honored him as a Wife should. I have submitted to him and I serve him as a wife should. I’ve had to make hard hard choices in life just so we could follow God together. Again, I have made many many mistake in my life…. And I have been heartbroken towards God. But I have never forgotten my first love. My bridegroom. The almighty.
He blesses us. He gives life to us. He makes miracles happen.
What more do I have to do? What else can I do to prove my faithfulness? Why does he let this punishment continue? He can do all things… So why won’t he? For me? I see him doing it for those whose lives haven’t bore his fruit. My flesh wants to say… “it’s not worth the fight anymore!!!! Just give up and live the ‘easy life’”
But my spirit screams at me to repent for even thinking that way.
So what do I do?
How do I stop the “why me” and just learn to live with this ache?
Learn to smile through it? And learn to congratulate without spite in my heart? Without the evil twinge of jealousy ripping through my veins?
God, how! Equip me with this ability because I have dug deep and cannot find it within me. I just don’t know how!! I’m desperate. I’m weak. I’m so broken. Lord,….. Please. I’m begging you to take this from me