Were it not for some of our children, my spouse, and my church family, I might, like my mother before me, think an animal is far better family. An animal as far as I am aware is not self-destructive, nor does it hold onto decade-old grudges.
Every dog must have his day. – Jonathan Swifthttp://www.brainyquote.com
I heard a joke once about trying to find a pony underneath a mountain of horse manure dumped unexpectedly into your yard; when life gets really challenging, it is Hope and perseverance of the individual which determine her (his) way.
I am not just a frustrated man with a rare condition. There are few harmonious families. Some may have reached a good place after battling through very difficult times. Others may have drunks, narcissists,or addicts; relationships can be loveless, philandering, indolent, or self-absorbed. When a family member is chronically ill through disease, accident, or a genetic condition, families can grow stronger. But a lot depends on the sufferer’s part in their present condition. I have made my own missteps in my early life and later made changes for the better. But it becomes personal and agonizing when a problem-adult, who has received second, third, and fourth chances, continues to dig a deeper bottom. It is more credit to mother and brothers who continue to resuscitate a person who will not do so on his own.
For my part, I need time to find more empathy.
Lucky that man whose children make his happiness in life and not his grief, the anguished disappointment of his hopes. Euripideshttp://www.brainyquote.com