The Ups and Downs

  You all know this feeling.  I don’t like roller coasters at amusement parks; I surely don’t love them in life.  Glad I got my hug the other day, because Dan has come and stolen from my house since then.  Smallish things.  But nonetheless.  He lied to his sister to get access to the house and then stole something from his brother’s room.  He would have taken my bike the other day except that we got home before he could do it. 

Everybody, raise those hands up and… “AAAHHHHHhhhhhhhhhh”

11 responses to “The Ups and Downs

  1. I hate the rollercoaster ride as well and am sorry you had to experience that. I guess if it weren’t for the lows in that rollercoaster ride, the highs wouldn’t seem near as happy. I pray for you to have peace and for Dan to reach a place that he seeks recovery. (((HUGS)))

  2. It is an awareness of this disease that trust cannot be given until a true recovering occurs that is most hard to manage. Love & Hope for you and your family.

  3. I am sorry he stole from you. Such typical behavior. I could not let my daughter into my house because of that. She has stolen from me and her dad. My counselor said that she has to earn my trust back first. Well, I don’t really have to worry about that, since I have not seen her or talked to her in two years. It is the most aweful feeling not to be able to trust your own kids. You have to secure your place and lock up your valuables. My daughter stole all of her stepmother’s jewelry and my ex had to go to the pawn shop and buy his own stuff back. 😦
    Praying for your family.

  4. So sorry you had to go through that! My prayers are with you and Dan!

  5. Thanks, Everyone, for your constant support. These replies really help AND … you made me SMILE! 🙂

  6. Ugh. It feels like a violation to be stolen from by your own child. I never had much of value or I am sure it would all be gone. When Keven was in jail, Anthony would come over and steal his stuff, so in a way he got paid back from stealing from me, but he says “I’m not mad, I understand how bad it feels to steal from someone you love, but you don’t care at the time”. Its so ugly. Thinking of and praying for you and Dan.

  7. Ahhhhh! It is so like a rollercoaster and we have to hold on tight to our serenity.
    Praying for you and Dan.

  8. I am sorry about that. Its amazing how we go up and down. My daughter is doing really well, so well she thinks that she went to see her ex yesterday to spend time with him. Together they used for over 1 yr and he definitely is her trigger. She thinks I am crazy for being concerned and there is nothing to worry about. Ha! Dont worry???????? I think I am stuck on top of the rollercoaster. I am truly with you on this ride. Hugs to you!

  9. Aw, I feel your disappointment. Our son stole from his sisters’ rooms and from us too. As someone said, it is such typical behavior, but not behavior that we taught them to engage in. Leaves the mind boggled.

    Still praying,
    Cheri

  10. I think the trick is to find serenity within the rollercoaster car, regardless of where the car is on the track! Take care!!

    • You’re absolutely right, Greg. So let’s see …. what I tend to do on roller coasters is close my eyes, hold tight, and pray! I’m certainly doing that now, lol.

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