Monday, September 22, 2008

Life's Trials

Courtney is going through some of life's tough trials right now. I am trying my best to let her get through it herself but it's so hard to not step in and take over. I know she will be a better person in the long run but it's so hard to see your kids go through tough times.....especially one that it is so preventable.

17 comments:

Jodi said...

Oh - life is tough at that age... Good job for letting her try it on her own. What a good mom you are.

WORKING MOM said...

That is tough for you and for her. She is like the beautiful butterfly which must struggle to get out of the cocoon, making her stronger to fly.

Kareer Woman said...

She'll be ok and be stronger and wiser because of what you're allowing her to go through on her own, good for you!

amy said...

WIse mom! This too shall pass! You are right, she will be stronger!

Michelle said...

You are a good mom. No, a great mom. Love her through it. I too have a hard time stepping aside...and not taking over. It must run in our blood.

Jennifer said...

Oh, I know what you're going through. It's so hard at that age and it's even harder for us mamas who have to watch our kids going through it.

Tracy said...

Oh the things I have to learn about parenting a teenager.

Hang in there!!!

nickernoodle said...

I am so glad I will have some wise women I can turn too once Brooklyn reaches this age because I would be clueless. I hope whatever it is that it works itself out. Good for you for letting her work through it her way. Just be there to hug her or pat her on the back when its all over!!!

PJ said...

Your canning jars are sooo beautiful. I lived on a farm for the first 18 years of life.

AND...I have raised two boys. Letting go and letting them make their own mistakes is THE toughest thing. Hang in there. She's beautiful! She's smart - and she's probably has a lot of common sense (pounded in my mom in the first 16 years?!!) I'm guessing there. This is my first visit to your blog.

Blessings!

Farmchick said...

Ohhhh I feel for you.... it is tough...our baby girl is 12 so we are just beginning...and I know--IT's TOUGH to do but you know you have to let her get through it and she can...because she knows you are there for her...
Tania

Just Mom said...

:-(

Jeff and Erin said...

I'm sure this is a tough time for both you and Courtney...things will get better though!

I think we all went though that at her age...we all go though it and in the long run it made us all stronger. Things will get better...just hang in there!!

Penless Thoughts said...

Watching your kids have a hard time is the absolutely hardest part of being a parent. Hate to tell you......it doesn't end when they grow up either :o) BUT...with much prayer and knowing the Lord is on our side we make it each & every time. I'll be praying for your daughter.
Susan

SAH in Suburbia said...

No fun at all. I feel like I was there yesterday!!

Amanda said...

Poor kid - hang in there Courney...and mom

Jamie said...

Such a tough age! Good luck to the both of you!

Pam said...

I know "they" tell us these tough trials are part of life and part of growing up, but a mother's heart aches through the process. I'll be praying for you both.