About My Mom, Janet

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After grieving for Lady Bug (my almost-6-year-old daughter), this morning, I’ve been thinking a lot about my mom. #Adoption #Birthmother #ReadBlogDescriptions #NewPeople

I’ve spoken to her, via Facebook, in the last few months.

We’re alike in that we’ve struggled to hold things together: jobs, relationships, …things that many people take for granted.

I will not speak to things that I don’t know the details of, but I can say with certainty that her childhood was tough (to say the least) and that her life has been difficult.

I’m Stephanie, my mother’s second-born child. I have pushed my mother away, over and over. I have screamed at my mother, for what she didn’t do, to rescue me from things that emotionally scarred me. She didn’t inflict this pain, but she didn’t know how to stop it from happening.

I no longer blame her for this. 

I’m not able to help her, but I’ve become protective of her – as I’ve emotionally matured (a little).

My mom is a Christian. I know that she’ll ask you for prayers, as she struggles through these years of her life that should be calm(er).

to use more formal language,

I beseech you,

if you are able to find her a job at which she would have an understanding boss, days off, and enough pay to cover her bills, please let her know.

“For even when we were with you, we gave you this rule: ‘The one who is unwilling to work shall not eat.'” – 2 Thessalonians 3:10

My mom has attempted to hold jobs, for as long as I’ve observed her. I do not see will power as the problem.

I am not asking for you to hand things to my mother. I am asking for you to think, within her South-West Texas region, whether you know of stable, compassionate employment for her.

“Carry each other’s burdens, and in this way you will fulfill the law of Christ.” – Galatians 6:2

A blog post by a fellow-WordPress(er) ~ Boundaries: The Difference Between Loads and Burdens

P.S.

I will continue to do what I can, when I can, to help her with the steps that may be required to stabilize her life.