Friday, January 7, 2011

Raising a teenage girl

I cant believe how fast time is going? What is up with that? The holidays are over and I am still dealing with a teenager.. Ugh.. (that explains where I have been)My other kids (29,22) tell me she is being a typical teenager however that is something that to me is still unacceptable. I never went through anything like this, the others never put me through this. I used to believe I had this motherhood thing down pat! Meg though has proven this in fact, to be false! I cant believe how badly I obviously have failed? Was there a single moment where I can say, "this is it" I have failed as a Mother? How could I do it so great with two kids and failed so miserably on the 3rd and final one? I am truly at a loss on this! My heart aches for what is happening and for the child I am losing the battle with. Battle seems harsh but at times that is what it feels like. Where will the money come, for a good shrink? Certainly not from "healthpartners"! Again, ugh!! I tried bringing her to our Pastor (super sweet guy) and she just "snowed" her way through it. Now she is at the point where she says " u have your beliefs and I have mine" ugh! How do u answer that? This is a family that God has proven Himself over and over and yet her rebellion is against us all? How do I help her before its to late, when the insurance that is paid to protect her make it impossible for me to try and do so? What route is left then?? Prayers, prayers and more prayers! So far that is all I have for answers.....