Location: Conroe, TEXAS, United States

I have a passion for reading and for Roger Clemens, pitcher for the Houston Astros! I know that the Lord is always with me and my Granny is my favorite person! Paul David is the best hubby and gift from God. I enjoy watching birds and squirrels and appreciating the great wonders that the Lord provides! My Twins hold the key to my heart! What more could a woman want?

Saturday, May 27, 2006

Critter fodder

Life is always throwing you a curve ball. Through it all you just press onward. Sometimes though there are things that happen, that make you feel pity or guilt or keep you up at night.

A few months ago my 37 yr old sister went through a nice two month stay at Jolimar. Family was called to raise the $24,000 price for treatment. Everyone was in prayer and hopes that this would prove a happy ending and a healthy way of life for her.

It lasted for two months and sad to say that things look worse than before she went into rehab. My mother is at odds with me because I do not feel the need to rescue/save her. Personally, I do not think there is a damn thing anyone can do at this point. If any of you have been through this and have any advice, please share it with me. I pray to God that she gets clean before anything bad happens to her. My Mom says it is like having cancer. I disagree, you do not have a choice with cancer.

On a more positive note: School has ended on a great note. I hope not to bore you too long but I must gloat just a wee bit! DRUM ROLL Please!

Both of the Twins received awards for A Honor Roll, Good Citizenship, Science!

Christian also got perfect attendance. Caleb won a trophy for 2nd place in math contest. He also won a medal and beat the school record for laps ran. He ran almost 30 miles this school term.

Sorry, I am just overly ecstatic and proud of my boys. They are the greatest gifts from above.

Well, my Dad just called to invite me over for Bar-Be-Que! Have a great Weekend!


Blogger shpprgrl said...

I'm sorry to hear about your sister. I've never had a situation like that, though I've had a friend who's been down a similar path with a sibling. It's hard and many times she's felt like you do. I hope it will get better.

What brilliant and talented kiddos you have! You should most definitely be proud and brag about them here. And the icing on the cake is that everyone gets a break from the school routine!

Have a great weekend!

8:26 AM  
Blogger shpprgrl said...

I had to pop back in. KC....omg. I was a little obsessed with him many moons ago. They're in concert in a casino in LA but I can't persuade my husband to go. In a way, I'm scared too, time might not have been on his side...haha! I probably should leave well enough alone.

9:19 AM  
Blogger Britmum said...

Brag a way brag away.... awesome job!!!! Its so great when our boys shine!!! I am so happy for you.

My Mum is an Alcholic so I understand where you are coming from. I have no sympathy anymore.

I would love to talk with you about it.

Take care xx

10:25 AM  
Blogger PresentStorm said...

We have gone thorugh this with Guppy's niece. It is hard to see ones that you love destroy themselves. I agree with you though . there comes a point when they HAVe to take responsibility for themselves. the more people rescue them the more they don't have to ya know. I just keep her in prayer and that is the best thing I believe. God will do the rest.

11:28 AM  
Blogger Dak-Ind said...

we have gone through similar things with an uncle of mine. eventually, he just drifted away. he did some time in jail, he did some time in rehab. he spent time on everyone couch along the way. i heard that a cousin saw him a few years ago. we dont know if he is dead or alive. the drugs and the drink meant more to him than anything else. he lied to us, stole from us, and we love him still. i hope one day he will get clean and come home, but i doubt he ever will.

michele sent me.

5:21 PM  
Blogger Zephra said...

I have a brother who is an addict. At some point you just have to stop trying to help and wait for them to hit bottom. My brother is 45 and has still not done it. I can't spend my whole life worring about him. I have my own family that I have to dedicate my life to now. I wish him best but have to wash my hands of him. Sad but true.

6:16 PM  
Blogger Zephra said...

I always forget to say I am from Michele's.

6:16 PM  
Blogger MommaRia said...

Sorry to hear about your sister. WE are in a similar situation now, praying for a miracle.

I will add your sister to the list.

Congrats on the boys though.They are AWESOME!

hope the bbq was yummy.

8:56 PM  
Blogger David said...

be proud of yor boys! here from michle

10:11 PM  
Blogger Crayonsetc said...

Congrats to the boys!!

And I will say when my brother went through the whole rehab thing... I was on the same page as you. He is the one who made the choice to do the things he did. He is the one who made the choice to walk away from his wife and children. Thankfully though, during his rehab he did recommit his life to Christ and has never looked back. He is living a wonderful life now with an even more wonderful Christian wife... and now has 2 beautiful little girls. At this point, I would just pray!!

Stopping by via Michele this evening to say Hello!!

10:29 PM  
Blogger Tracie said...

Here from Michele!

Addiction and cancer are not comparable things.

Unfortunately she made the choices to get in this messand she is going to have to be the one to make the choices to get out of it.

Stand your ground and pray for her-that is the best thing you can do!

10:59 PM  
Blogger Canadian Mark said...

Kudos to tracie with that comment. I share that exact sentament. You can't rehabilitate somebody who has no desire to do so. Michele sent me your way today.

7:28 AM  
Blogger Common Sense Beauty said...

Michele sent me today.
I'm sorry about your sister, but I must agree, this is a personal choice with her. I have known addicts who helped themselves and those who refuse. She is truly in her hands and those of God.

7:31 AM  
Blogger Jean-Luc Picard said...

Really wish I knew some advice regarding your sister. Only she can get herself out.

Well done to the boys!

Michele sent me here.

8:12 AM  
Blogger OldOldLady Of The Hills said...

This is such a difficult situation...Addiction is not always a choice...That is....once it reaches a certain point, until that person hits bottom...THEIR Bottom, the addiction to whatever it is will continue. If she could help herself she would. That is the thing to pray for...that she hits bottom and then can come up from there. It is a it may not be like cancer, but it is a disease. I don't know that any of this is helpful. All I know is if you try to help her, you are enabling her...Let Go, Let God. Pray that she hits her bottom.
I wish you well, my dear....
And congratulations on your boys doing so well in school!

10:26 AM  
Blogger Wordnerd said...

I'm sorry about your sister...while I don't have any words to make any of it any better, I can only remind you, as you are well aware, that prayer works wonders. Old Lady says what I'd say, "let go and let God." Give it over to Him.

And I'm so glad you have the positive power of your children to keep you going.

Here from Michele's...I'll say a special prayer for your family.

6:10 PM  
Blogger Sandy said...

With addiction, there is no out until the addict is ready to find it. It's the old, over used proverb - you can lead a horse to water. . .

Pray. Pray. Then pray some more. But you can't do much more than that. Your sister needs to make the choice herself. Addiction consumes. The only way to eradicate it is from the inside out - the addict must make the choice and fully commit to it.

I'll pray for you all.

And kudos to your boys!

7:20 PM  
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