The little munchkin said disappointedly earlier: “Daddy not read book. Daddy still working.”
My reply: “Daddy is not working right now. I don’t know where he is. But let’s pray & hope that he’ll come home soon.”
It’s not easy to say that to a child who loves & misses his Dad. But I have to answer his questions in words that I’m comfortable with. That’s what I’m learning & this is a process. I have to deal with the reality of being a single parent for undetermined period of time. I have such high regard for single parents because I don’t know how they do it.
Regardless of anyone’s opinion, I cannot afford to be pessimistic & reckless. I do have my dark periods but I cannot linger there. I have a child who needs me & my husband needs me to be strong. That’s my reality for now. Whatever I do or say is going to affect my child & any parent can relate to that. I do appreciate everyone’s feedback here because each & everyone is different. It’s a reality that everyone has their own opinion, insights, or conclusions even without basis. I’m learning to listen to my own voice again & not anyone else’s – be it my family or friends or even some highly opinionated people. Because in the end, it’s my life, my little one’s & Steve’s future.
“Let’s Bring Steve Home” is not a facebook page or webpage about religion. I see myself & Steve as more spiritual than religious. If it takes Buddha to bring Steve back home safely, so be it. But I believe in the power of prayers, positive thinking & the strength of intentions. Miracles do happen. The rest of my family are religious & that’s part of who I am. I see prayers as a tool to keep me focused. And I’m so glad that a lot of people respects that. I’m so grateful for all your prayers. We need it especially these days since it’s taking a long time before Steve comes back home safely.
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