Lucie, being a mother is one of the toughest jobs in the world. Kids don't come with instruction manuals and we just have to learn as we go along. One of the nice things about kids is often they don't even recognize our mistakes
I am amazed at how often I let my son down no matter how hard I try and then I remember something I once told my father. It's not the wants but the needs that matter and never once did he let me go without that which I needed and seldom did he get what he wanted. It's the wants we cry over but the needs we appreciate the most.
------------------ Once I was brilliant, now I no longer shine, but the twinkle in my eye speaks of another time.
on the threshold of a dream
Lucie: I know there aren't any words that will lessen the hurt you feel when you have to say no and wish you could say yes... but you're giving plenty of love... and in the end, that's what all of us need and remember.
Ft. Lauderdale, Fl USA
You have not, and could not, fail them, Lucie, not with the love you have for them. We can't give many people all that they deserve but we can give them what they need and I have no doubt you do that. They will come to know it, too.
Lady Lucie: Very powerful and very sad... but with a glimmer of hope for a better tomarrow. I hope it shines through
Just recently my daughters were in the midst of celebrating their birthdays and when I thanked my father for the wonderful gifts he bestowed. He made this statement: "Just trying to do for them what I could not do for you." My response to my father, and I truly feel this way, was that I was never wanting for the things that mattered and if ever there was a time that I may have done without it was never within my perception. I think that comes from having very loving parents. I know you're doing double duty, but you have the love to stand up to the task. I wish you well.