Tuesday, July 29, 2014

July Journal Challenge

Day 28 -- Something/someone you love

Since a trio of them are facing adversity right now, my friends are top of mind at the moment. It makes me sad because I love them and I cannot "make it better."

•  Kathleen's father had a massive stroke and her extended family is trying to figure out how to handle it. At his age, what are the prospects for rehabilitation? If he can't ever live at home again, how can he still live with his wife/their mother? If Mom and Dad have to move to assisted living, what about their house? It sucks. My heart aches for her.

•  My best friend does not like his life and continues to live inauthentically. He is about to enter his second year of unemployment. His father-in-law is supporting the family, something he has a difficult time accepting. His way of handling it is to act as though it isn't happening. When all of this catches up on him, it's not going to be pretty. My heart aches for him, too.

•  My oldest friend's life has been a mess since she moved to California. First it was her job. Then it was her son. Then it was her health. Then it was her daughter. Then it was her finances. Now it's her son and her daughter. I don't know how much longer she can live under all this stress. My heart aches for her, too.

All I can do is hope and pray and worry and show my support in any way I can.


  1. sorry to hear these sad stories, makes my life seem perfect.

  2. I'm with Vivian... these make my trials trivial (which is a good thing).