How do you keep all the balls in the air?

User - posted on 07/22/2009 ( 2 moms have responded )

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I teach Accounting and Business studies for Grade 7 - 12 and have 2 small boys. My father died recently and now I have to be a farmer as well. How do you cope?

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Rhonda - posted on 07/22/2009

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OMG! I feel your stress its hard keeping it all together...for me family and support and GOD helps me everyday...im a working mom....a fulltime student...a girlfriend...the lists goes on and on lol...but just keep praying and make sure even though its hard to find time for yourself so you wont go insane...you can do it GOD wont give you anything you cant handle!!! And sorry for your loss your a strong women GOD will see you through!

Momma - posted on 07/22/2009

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This is hard I know because my mother died 3 years ago. I was 23 and going thru a lot and thought everything bad was being thrown at me. From the time my mother was put on hospice I started drinking and the sicker she got the more I drank. By the time that she died I was drinking a full bottle of whiskey a day a long with heaps of beer. I got pregnant a month after my mother died and never thought that I would be able to survive without the alcohol. I had a crappy pregnancy and no mother to turn to for help. I'm the only girl in my family and a lot of the problems I had with my pregnancy I was too embarrassed to talk about with my dad and my brothers. But I learned that with all the stress and sadness that the only thing I can do, is to just do what I had to do and when I felt overwhelmed to stop and take a break. And sometimes my break was crying until I felt better, and sometimes for hours. In all honesty I don't think you will ever cope with your fathers death. I still can't to this day talk about my mom without crying or just being so pissed off that she isn't here anymore. But the one thing that I can not only tell you, but promise you, is that it will get easier over time. You just need to give yourself a little extra you time and take things step by step. Don't be afraid to ask for help when it gets really hard for you. If you need someone to talk to just to vent or anything you can always message me. Sometimes it helps to just talk and cry about it to someone you don't have to look at or hear their voice. I'm sorry you have to go thru this. ((hugs))

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