Thank you for your kind comments.
My daughter did not wake up in time to get to her appointment at the treatment center yesterday. There is a lot more drama involved with this. Drama sounds trivial. Drama sounds like someone who didn't get the shoes she wanted. This is real life drama. Today they will all be in court for a custody hearing. I advised both of my daughters not to go. But I am not the lawyer in the family. Maybe if there wasn't a lawyer in the family things wouldn't get this ugly.
I went to church this morning and lit candles and cried. There is something so soothing about crying in church. Unlike in the rest of the world, in church I have not once ever had anyone ask me "are you OK?" "What's wrong?" or even "can I get you a kleenex?" I just get to cry in peace. And these were the first tears I have shed over this situation.
"We can believe that God is in His heaven and that He has purpose for our lives, which will eventually work out as long as we try to live the way we believe He wants us to live. It has been said that we should 'wear the world like a loose garment.' That means that nothing should seriously upset us because we have a deep and abiding faith that God will always take care of us. To us that means not to be too upset by the surface wrongness of things, but to feel deeply secure in the fundamental goodness and purpose in the universe." - July 16 reading from Twenty-Four Hours a Day