Just when I thought my world was about to fall apart from some stuff that really doesn't matter, in the grand scheme of it all, one of my friends came over so I could help get her daughter registered for camp (her 8yo DD and my 8 yo DD have been BFF's for four years and are going to "horse camp" this year). While she was over, she started telling us about what's been happening.
Her h has been having medical problems over the last year and a half...last Feb he would have died if I would not have convinced her that he needed to go to the ER (he has a congenital condition that was presenting in an "uncommon to his disease process" way). He recently had another "attack" and was in the hospital, but they were able to get him back to health and changed meds...he's healthier now than what he's been in years. However, in the midst of all of this, her 13 yo DSD has begun to act out. She is being risky with a boy who got caught receiving head from another girl, while at school Their 13 yo is sneaking out, running away, receiving and sending inappropriate pix, etc. She says that she wants to go live with her bio mom (who will let her do whatever she wants with whomever she wants). The girl lived with bio mom until she was 6, and the courts took her out of the mom's care and placed her with her dad and my friend (the step-mom). Do3K and I sat and talked with her for a few hours, trying to help. If you could, please be praying for her and the entire family, as they determine what their next steps will be.
My problems seemed so big until I talked to her. A little perspective went quiet a ways tonight.