New Times/New Challenges

Our Christmas Tree

Christmas break started last Tuesday for child #3 and last Wednesday for child #4. It has been an interesting time. Child #3 is struggling, and with Christmas and the weekend, there hasn’t been a lot of resources for her. Also, there’s the fact that child #2 and I have not been feeling extremely well. We have had a bit of a stomach bug and so, didn’t even go to Mass on Christmas day and we will not be attending tomorrow either. This breaks my heart, but I can’t stand the thought of putting our elderly parishioners at risk. I just can’t do it.

So, things have been tense. Child #3 didn’t take her morning pills this morning until around lunchtime. She said she couldn’t find them, and though I took them out, I did not get them into her drawer. This led to a breakdown later in the day. We were able to calm her down, but it was a challenge.

One of the main problems (in my humble opinion) is that she struggles with her belief and trust in God. It hurts me that she can’t seem to see just how much He loves her and how wonderful she is. She is always so down on herself, and it’s disheartening. The things she sees as her truth about herself is not only wrong, but also hurtful.

So, we will keep plugging away. Any prayers would be much appreciated. God bless you and yours.


Published by Rita

I am a single mother, a Christian, a writer, an abuse survivor, a reader, and a friend. I've wanted to be a writer my entire life and now here I am!

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