It is with everything opposite emotion of the woman you see in the profile pic...I am not well, my daughter after we got into a VERY bad fight this a.m. at 6:00, she would not release her car keys to me, due to her breaking curfew. Not sure what time she came home, for I fell asleep at 1130pm and she "says" she was home around midnight ( still past the 10 or 11pm curfew) and fell asleep in her car in the driveway. I didnt buy it so for punishment I attempted to take her car keys. I lost. She is very strong.
***(Yep, she bought her own car, holds down a job, and pays car insurance. gas, etc.) Did I mention single motherhood S*cks? The fight got pretty nasty - I admit to saying some very harmful things. She proceeded to run out the door and into car taking off. I left for work and to take the other kids to school at 7:45am, and assumed she needed cool-down time and she'd take herself to high school. School called 1pm she wasnt there. She has not responded to anyones calls or texts, up until few minutes ago, when her best friend called me quite upset, informing me that my daughter has been driving non-stop since this morning and is in Wisconsin with corn fields all around. She now will be standing up her hockey team tonight, for she has practice.
I am asking for prayers that she comes to her senses and returns home soon. Otherwise, I have to contact all authorities. Which I am not sure why I have not already, still numb. It's been20 min since that call from her BF, assuming it is true....
Thanks you and God Bless,
I believe in the power of prayer, although not as of late.
patience - this is the age of drama and it's easy to get caught up in their reactions. trust god. pick your battles carefully.
David, wise response.
my prayers are with you, there is nothing that tears up a parent like their child in trouble. If your child works, earned money for car and insurance and plays hockey you have done a lot of things right. But you should call police because you need to get them started looking for her. I hope you find a good councelor that can repair what will one day be a wonderful relationship. This stuff wont last always but a year or so of counciling will help you and your family build a good future. My prayers are with you and your daughter. Sincerely, from a grandmother who has been there.
Rebecca, I've been in your shoes before, and 16 - 19 were very difficult years for my oldest daughter. She, too, ran away with the car....All you can do is pray, pray, pray, and get cousnseling for both of you. It did help us, although I still have a complicated relationship with her, nearly 10 years later. I'm sending you hugs and prayers.
Jesus, I trust in you. Jesus, I trust in you. Jesus, I trust in you. Keep saying it and mean it with your whole heart and soul, for this is a situation that is already in the Lord's hands and is beyond your control at all levels except prayer!
I've been there also, the gut wenching feelings are worse than anything else we've gone through as single parents. guardian angels watch over her now.
Jesus, I trust in You, Jesus, I trust in You, Jesus, I trust in You.
Prayer for you and your daughter and all the kids.