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I Never Imagined

I never imagined that I would be raising a teenager again. 

Throughout the summer there have been many incidents of my son-in-law physically abusing my 17 year old grandson, Dylan.  Dylan has come here for refuge several times.  Now he is living here.

His mother, who had come to me for help and with every intention of divorcing the abusive husband has moved away and abandoned Dylan.  I do know she is alive after talking to one of her neighbors, and I have found out that she has gone to a city about 400 miles away with said husband taking her two small children with her.  She has left her job as a nurse, her very nice home is sitting empty and her dog and her son are with me.  She has changed her cell phone number and has not been in touch with anyone in the family.  Am I worried?  Yes!

We converted what was the little kid's playroom back into a bedroom for Dylan and he is back in school.  His mother let him drop out last year.  He also has a job and we are all working to adjust.

Gosh its hard having someone in the house all the time.  I find myself with little time for the computer, for making jewelry, for having fun.  I know it will get easier as we settle into a routine.  I hate to admit it, but I am being way too hard on myself for not feeling differently right now, not giving myself enough time to get used to all this it seems.  Its just hard.

I am grateful that my husband and I have the room for this kid.  He's bright and he's had such  a hard time of it.

I wish my daughter would call.  I hope she's doing ok.  

And, I've got to go do laundry.







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bells4heragain
Aug. 31st, 2009 05:29 pm (UTC)
I cannot begin to express how sorry I am to hear about this situation with your grandson. I will reserve any opinions to myself about the behavior of his parents, but I would like to say how very kind and gracious it is of you and your husband to take him in, providing him with a safe haven. If it weren't for you God only knows where he would be. I'm also glad to hear he is in school, that is so vitally important.

I hope your daughter is okay and I will pray that you hear from her soon.

All the best to you- you are such a good soul and this act of compassion to your grandson further proves this point. The best of luck to you of course. *super hugs*
rosegardenfae
Aug. 31st, 2009 05:52 pm (UTC)
Awww.. you are so sweet.. much love and many thanks! I feel better already:)
kayseaconklin
Aug. 31st, 2009 06:48 pm (UTC)
When I was in my late teens, I was a refugee like Dylan. The kindness of my aunt and uncle was lifesaving. I'll be thinking of you & that sweet boy of yours.
rosegardenfae
Aug. 31st, 2009 07:25 pm (UTC)
ah kaysea.. thanks.. many thanks.. if I can be that for him, it will make it all worthwhile.. please know that your comment helped me understand..love to you...
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