Brave Ms. Jayme over at the Coop is an open book, what you see is what you get with her. She shares much on her blog, from the bereavement of dearly departed chickens, the ups and downs of parenting, her weight struggle and now facing the real demon...ADHD. From childhood she had all the symptoms... overwhelmed, racing thoughts, and IMPULSIVE! That's the big one, that's the one that won't let you rest even when your body is so tired that you can't go another step. Jayme said this website http://www.totallyadd.com/ really has helped her.
Daughter Amy struggles with OCD and now they say bi-polar disorder. One doctor, then another...try this med, now try this one. Her 30 years wracked with feelings of just not feeling "normal"...like everyone else. I'm Mom and I worry, I can't put a band aid on this.
Amy's now the Mom and she's the one putting band aids on knees and kissing boo boos. I wish sometimes we could go backwards in time. Maybe something we did or didn't do. I used to read this Little Golden Book to her. She'd listen and turn the pages. I wasn't thinking then how fast she would grow up and I didn't know the struggles she would face. The world was a simpler place then, we drove around without even wearing our seat belts most of the time. I guess if you are lucky enough to be able to cope with the stresses of life that's something. But it's not too much to ask that we can have joy in our life. To be able to enjoy the sunshine and a day at the park without that little storm cloud ruining it for us.
Like I said, I'm the Mom and I worry.a.lot.