Friday, April 8, 2016
Family, Friends, Co-workers and yes even my ex-husband are contributors to my daily support system. Without my family I do not know where I would be. My two spiritual teachers; my Grandmother and my Aunt. When I feel as if my faith is wavering I call upon those two strong women to help get me back on track. My friends are my advocates and voice of reason at times where I feel lost in life. My co-workers are like second family to me and without them to help balance the chaos and frustrations on the job it could turn into a very stressful situation. My family, friends, co-workers and my ex-husband were also at the hospital with me when I had my two minor heart attacks in September of 2015 at the age of 33, right before my 34th birthday. My children were very well taken care of while I spent a week in the hospital. My home was looked after. I know that whenever crisis shows up out of nowhere I have a great support team to lean on. Now some people could say that me and my ex-husband have a very unorthodox kind of relationship. We are adults that have two precious girls to take care of and it is called co-parenting. Just because we are divorced and couldn't get it right between us doesn't mean that we can't get it right for our girls and show them a positive relationship. My ex-husband is a wonderful father and for that he has been a great support system.
I have a background in social work as well as early childhood. I have always said to myself when working with clients that I could be in their situation at any moment in life. So to hear some of the stories of these single mothers that do not have anyone, I do not know what I would do. I am a very resourceful person and could probably manage okay without the help of others but I wouldn't chose it on my own. Support systems are a vital part of being able to function in a world that can be cruel and harsh. If I did not have the people I do in my life today then those times my spiritual compass was going astray I would not have the closest women to talk to, if I did not have my ex-husband my children would not have a father, if I did not have my co-workers then the day I had my heart attack no one would of been around because I was at work when it happened. If I didn't have my two best friends then my voices of reason would not exist. I am blessed beyond measure to have the people that I do in my life.
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