I feel like I failed

Aisha - posted on 04/04/2016 ( 2 moms have responded )

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First time on this, not sure where to turn to if anyone understands. On Easter Sunday we had a terrible house fire thankfully we weren't home. We virtually loat everything. I can't help but feel like I failed as a parent I haven't stopped crying since and the kids haven't been back to school since that day. I don't know where to start I feel like I'm in a dark hole and no way of climbing out. We are living in a hotel and our insurance won't pay for it. My 6 year old wakes up crying thinking there will be another fire.

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Nikki - posted on 04/04/2016

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Please don't feel like you have failed ! You and your family have just experienced a loss that most of us can't imagine. As long as you don't give up and tell your children it's ok and hold them when they wake up frightened , you are being a good parent. Do you guys have family or community help of some kind to take care of basic living needs? I'm so sorry that y'all went thru and are going thru this. I can't help but feel I would probably feel like you are , the sadness . You guys made it out and that's an amazing gift . I am so sorry about your house

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Aisha - posted on 04/04/2016

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Thank you very much I needed to hear that. My mother in law has a house not too far from us she was living with us at the time of the fire because she didn't want to be alone. She left a candle lit (I asked her not to light candles) and she brought her cats to our home (I asked her not to bring her cats) we left for the weekend and no one knew about the candle and the cat knocked it over which caused the fire. We can go stay at her house but that might strain me even more. I know it was an accident but I can't help but feel anger and saddness.
This year has just been one of the roughest for our family between surgeries, cancer treatments and finding out our youngest is color blind and needs physical therapy for an acute muscle disorder that insurance won't completely cover. My friends have been a godsend with all of their help and support. I just feel like I have too much on my plate and the punches keep coming.

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