So, as a parent the art of being ok, no matter what is a skill that I have been sharping and practicing for years now. But, I don't have to be happy about it.
Monday, October 31, 2011
Until you've lived the life of a parent with a child who as a severe mood disorder, you'll never know what it's like to truly be a parent without answers. I used to think, with the medical issues, that the most frustrating part of parenting was being unable to find an answer for any given condition, or that the doctors weren't digging deep enough, or that the medical community was not working in a cohesive manner. Oh off course, these issues continue to be a major sources of frustration. . . but for me, the most difficult and upsetting aspect of parenting that I have had to yet contend with is. . . accepting that my daughter will always be unhappy.