I am drowning. I’m in over my head is so many ways and I don’t know what to do. Life is throwing me one curve ball after another, and stress is piled so high I can’t see the tunnel, let alone the light at the end of the tunnel. Things at work are getting harder and harder; I feel so much responsibility that I fear I will crack from the weight. At home, relationships are strained and nothing is easy. I miss my dog every single day. I don’t know from one day to another if J, (daughter with bipolar disorder) will be on the roller coaster high, where she becomes agitated, angry, and sometimes exhibits risky behavior; or if she will be on the roller coaster low, where she has trouble functioning and sometimes attempts to take her life. I feel I have no one to turn to’ no one to even understand. And then, suddenly….
Someone at work thanks me. A heartfelt, real, thank you. I feel appreciated.
My two dogs greet me at the door, full of love and energy. They need me and love me.
I look at my daughter and my love for her radiates from my every pore.
I have so much.
Suddenly, my life doesn’t seem as overwhelming.
Suddenly, I feel needed and loved.
Suddenly, I know I will be okay.