My story

Discussion in 'Family Life - Stories, Pictures & Updates' started by Oddyse, Sep 24, 2011.

  1. Oddyse

    Oddyse Chillin' With My Peeps

    300
    1
    101
    May 21, 2011
    Bristol
    Hey guys I just wanted to share a story with you, its very sad, but I wanted to get it all out and typing it here will hopefully make me feel better.

    My mother unfortunately suffers from depression, she keeps a strong mind about it all on the outside but I can see from her eyes how much she is suffering. She is having a lot of trouble at work with bullies, yes thats right, grown up, pathetic bullies. I lost my Grandad, a wonderful , wonderful man . He died on my birthday which just made everything a million times worse. He was the only man I really really ever looked up to, my idol, my complete world. My mum took the news terribly and I cant see her ever feeling herself again. A few weeks after I found myself in a situation I had and have no control over , I would tell you more about it but you dont want to be bothered with that too, I lost all my so called friends due there ignorance. And to top it all off, my father lost his job yesterday. He has been doing the job for nearly 30 years and they just let him go. No pay out or anything, there may be a possible other position for him but its miles away from where he lives. All in all life has taken many many terrible turns, and just when you think nothing else can go wrong it does, just adding to the pain and suffering. I have had many terrible thoughts, as any normal person would during this time, but I know I need to stay strong for my family. I guess im writting this to sort of get it all off my chest a bit and hopefully not feel so alone. Im 25 years old and before all the above happened I used to be sad all the time, thinking how bad my life was, and now this has all happened, it makes me realise how great I really had it. I dont think my life will ever be the same again after all this, and my situation could turn even worse. So I would just like to say, go grab your grandad, nan, mum, sisters, brothers, mums and dads, and give them a great big hug, never take anything in life for granted, even the small things, the ability to put toast on, grab a drink from the shops, sleep in a comfy bed. Dont spend time feeling down about the things you havent got, and appreciate the things you do have, its more than you realise.

    Thank you for listening to my story
     
  2. Rusty Hills Farm

    Rusty Hills Farm Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 3, 2008
    Up at the barn
    [​IMG]


    Rusty
     
  3. Mattemma

    Mattemma Overrun With Chickens

    5,314
    59
    291
    Aug 12, 2009
    [​IMG]

    So sorry for your loss.Prayers for your family that good things start coming your way.
     
  4. KristyHall

    KristyHall Overrun With Chickens

    5,047
    176
    288
    Jan 27, 2011
    North Alabama
    [​IMG]
     
  5. turney31

    turney31 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 14, 2008
    palestine texas
    [​IMG] and prayers!
     
  6. drdoolittle

    drdoolittle Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 30, 2010
    NE Indiana
    I'm so sorry all these things have happened so close together in your family. You're right, people do take the good things in their lives for granted and I see so many people walking around grumbling about really stupid things-----maybe a small part of their job changed (I drive a school-bus, and you wouldn't believe the big deal some people make about losing a few minutes off their route), or they don't feel they get the recognition they deserve for things they do------when others like you are truly suffering. I feel so badly for your mom------I can't believe the way some adults will act. I'll pray for all of your family that things start looking up soon and that you'll have the strength to handle all this. [​IMG]
     
  7. Oddyse

    Oddyse Chillin' With My Peeps

    300
    1
    101
    May 21, 2011
    Bristol
    Thank you everyone. To be strong in these times is the hardest thing I have ever done. Not a day a goes by when I dont shed a tear or two. But it doesnt show a strong person to be happy when times are good, it shows a strong person to be happy when times are bad. I just hope I have enough to stay strong throughout this. Its hard, really really hard. But your internet hugs mean a lot to me. Just a shame they are not real ones. x
     
  8. sfw2

    sfw2 Global Menace

    Oddyse, I'm so sorry your family is having such a tough time. It does seem like everything happens at once, doesn't it? Hoping things turn around for you all, soon.

    [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
    Last edited: Sep 24, 2011
  9. jojo54

    jojo54 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 24, 2009
    BC Canada
    Sounds like you are a strong person who is trying their best. That is all we can do. [​IMG] Crying is not a bad thing to do as long as it doesn't overwhelm us. Sometimes it does seem like bad things pile up on us. Try to find something to help feel better - exersize, mediation, self help books, counselling, support groups. I've done these all at one time or another and they can all help.

    Has your mom tried meds for her depression? They do make a difference - I know from experience. I started taking them over 15 years ago when my ex left. Over the years I have tried a number of times to get off them but I get weepy and sad and very, very down. I have come to the conclusion that some people need them and there is no shame in that. Depression is a chemical imbalance in your brain and the meds help.

    My thoughts, prayers and hugs are with you and your family through these tough times. [​IMG]
     
  10. Whispering Winds

    Whispering Winds Chillin' With My Peeps

    [​IMG] I am so sorry for everything you are going thru, but there is a blessing in this and that is what you have realized and learned about your life. Whenever I go thru a bad time, or someone in my family does, the first thing we talk about is "what did I learn?"

    It infuriated me about your dad's job; how callous and uncaring and such disloyalty in the work place now. It won't surprise me if something bigger and better comes along and he will wonder why he ever stayed there as long as he did anyway . . .stranger things have happened, and I pray it will happen to your dad.

    My thoughts and prayers are coming your way for bigger and better and brighter things!!! Positive thinking and good thoughts will help more than you ever know. Good luck.
     

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by