You are doing a great job! Yep, that’s what I said. You have had everything
but the kitchen sink (for all I know, even that too) thrown at you and you
are still battling on. Just remember these terrible times and feelings so that
when you are flying high on success you don’t lose touch with what got you there.
It is in the difficult times that we are stretched and grown so that we can become
stronger and wiser. I know, it doesn’t feel good at all, but in the end you will look
back and think, my God! not only did we survive, we triumphed!
As for your son, that’s his job:) to push boundaries. Honest, he really does want
them in place, but he also wants to know how far he can go. He’s stretching and
growing too:) Our son was about twelve before I learned (and put into practice)
to chose my battles and not fight him on everything. It sure made life a lot more
peaceful. Cool unemotional consequencies. they work wonders:)
As Dorothy said in her beautiful old English accent, “Chin up!”
All the best,
I’m praying the Lord will provide to meet those (auto) needs,