I am looking for a bit of support. I have two 15 yr old daughters and a 7 yr old son. My sort of "immediate extended" family is about 25 people, which is so lucky for me.
Anyway my cousin who I see everyday- is down visiting her brother for the birth of his first child- her dad becomes unexpectadly ill in a life threatening way, his mother comes to see him and falls down the stairs! and will die tonight or tomorrow.
My sweet cousin, who has a 4,3 and 1 yr old is down with our family and just hurting and suffering in such a deep way.
All these people are close to me and I am a wreck-both personally and with work.
How to be the best Mom and person in this moment.?
I wish I had some kind of answer for you. Sometimes, life just sucks beyond the telling of it.
I have always appreciated the following quote, when I am beset by more shit than one person can possibly be expected to deal with, and so, I share it with you, in the hopes it will at least make you chuckle, a little:
When you're going through hell, keep going.
It's attributed to Winston Churchill. He was not a mother, but I bet he had a mother! And maybe she taught him that.
And on 09/23/2011, we were three; husband, daughter, and me!