Saturday, October 3, 2009


Just when I need their wisdom, I find that my parents have both abandoned me.  Where does a grown man go when he needs fatherly advice.  My in-laws have left too!  My step-mother never had children of her own and I wouldn't dare burden her with my problems when she has so many of her own. And my surviving elderly relations are in ill health and I wouldn't want to bother them either. My siblings?  Well, my siblings.... have enough troubles of their own too!  I am not a church going man, so I have no priest, minister or rabi to confide in. My old bartender from my drinking days is dead. The wife and I just can't agree on an answer.

So where DOES a grown man go for advise when he has serious concerns about one of his grown children?

I tell you folks, life is not easy for a 55 year old orphan. 


Kelly or Alex said...

That is a tough one. I too have grown children. One I would love to beat on occasion. We raise them to the best of our ability. What they do with it is in their own hands. I wish you best of luck and will keep you and your in my prayers. Kids can rip our hearts out and make us bleed with a word.

Country Girl said...

That is a tough one. I am here for you or look me up on FB. Probably do not have what your parents could have given you.

Farmgirl_dk: said...

An orphan you may be, but you were still a much loved and cherished son. I'm guessing you probably already have in your head what your dad or your mom would advise you on this situation, don't you?
Although that's not nearly as lovely as having a listening ear, it might be comforting nonetheless to have that talk with one of your parents in your head. It's amazing the kind of guidance that comes from discussions like this. :-)

You also have all of us. Your blogging pals. Who you don't really know from Adam, but are always willing to listen and offer sympathy and maybe a little advice.
Hang in there, ok?

Laughing Orca Ranch said...

I always go to God and pray for guidance when I have tough decisions to make that my husband and I are challenged with.

Like you, my stepmom has no children and we aren't close at all anyway. And my Dad has never been easy to talk to. My husband has been an orphan now for over 11 years, and we are both only-children so we are in a similar place, so I do relate to what yo are going through.

Pray, my friend...for peace and guidance.


GreyWolf said...

Kelly or Alex: Thanks and you are sooo right.

Kim: Thanks for the offer.

Danni: I am hanging, but the head and the heart are still not agreeing on the situation.

Lisa: I am but still must not be tuned in to the answer.