How many times have I been doing poorly and my angel in the form of my daughter came to my aid? Countless really! She has upheld my recovery in so many ways, too many to share.The nights she would make time for me from her busy social and work life to take care of mom once again…
These are the ways she has helped me so much-
Listening without judgement
Gently reminded me of reality when needed
Never challenged my delusions
Accepted my decision to struggle to work again despite a poor track record and being excited for me when I got my dream job but was then there for me when stress took me out again.
And then the most painful acceptance of her help in 2018 when I became suicidal and she was in living in Colorado and had just earned her degree. I was curled up in the fetal position on the hotel bed with my medicine close that I planned to take to end the pain and my life but I reached out to her and she told me she was coming home that night. Crying I was like nooooo. I did not want to interrupt her life again.
But she came. She also called my youngest son to give me a ride to the hospital. God bless them both!!!
She moved home soon after and as I grew stronger she allowed me to flourish and now I am there for her as she is going through her own tough time…