Wednesday, June 07, 2006

Clarity...

So, I guess when I said that my parents weren't doing well..I didn't explain. Here's the thing.
  • The basis of there not doing well is the serious mental illness part from my M.
  • Secondly..the continual overdosing drug use.
  • The not working is a symptom of the real issues.

Mental Illness is sooooooo neglected and not easy to understand. This is where my angst has been lately. I'm a strong cookie. I'll be fine. I, just have the character flaw as the caretaker of the family.

I worry about my sister, my mom, and I know I'm just me. It's been going on since before the girls (sisters) were born. I was the one making sure everything was ok. It sucks. I'm trying to break out of it, but it's a bitch.

Ok...so let's see what else.

My favorite LUMMIN Mommy...I am up to 15 words on todays crossword puzzle! How about that.? I am reading Marley & Me. Hmmmm...and I'm having a fabulous cup of coffee. So, Happy Wednesday.

Love,

Christie

5 comments:

Michelle said...

Hey C

You will break out of it...I have benn there. I took care of my brothers the whole time they were growing up, and still try to sometimes now...it's a hard thing to break away from. They are 22 and 24 now. The hardest thing was when my baby brother (22) went away to college in Phoenix. It killed me!!!

Let me know what you thought of Marley and Me...I loved it. I'm a Doggie person too though. ha ha

Take care!!

Michelle

ThursdayNext said...

I am sorry to hear that your mom is struggling with mental illness. Hang in there.

Oooo, how is Marley and Me? I want to read it this summer! That pup looks so cute!

Mmm. Coffee!

LizzieDaisy said...

Hey hon... sorry about your parents. Are all the kids moved out now? No distractions at home? Or maybe I am wrong. I know that was a huge adjustment for my own parents and there wasn't the mental illness to deal with (maybe a bit of depression etc, but nothing too overwhelming).

Hope you are hanging in there okay. My chai was what I needed this morning. Something about a small indulgence that can somehow perk me up a bit...

I'll check in again...

xoxo

Wethyb said...

I'm thinking of you! Big hugs! xoxo!

Irish Church Lady :) said...

I can relate. We're dealing with some mental health issues right now with my sister. As much as you try to stay positive, it does bring you down sometimes and you can get paranoid that maybe you are suffering from a milder case! LOL. Thanks for sharing . . . onward.