I’ve Been Told….

That “the Lord will not give us more than we can handle”.  This may be a simplified way of phrasing it, but that statement has helped me in times of duress.  Other times, I’ve tested the limits of it.  I was given almost more than I could bear when my father died and I then went into a deep depression.  I think his death triggered the depression, I don’t think it was the reason for it.  I was in it for a long, long time.  My house has not been clean since. 

Now, I fear, that our family may have been given something that will sorely test that age old belief.  I fear that my dear, precious granddaughter — the one I have been so very worried about during her grief over the loss of her mother and the same one who is entering puberty — is also showing signs of bi-polar disorder.  Her mother was (or would the correct word be – had?) bi-polar and it was never treated correctly.  I feel that it ultimately led to her death.   If the reason for the most recent actions of my sweet granddaughter are indeed the first signs of bi-polar disorder, I don’t know if I’ll be able to handle this.  I really don’t know that I will.

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4 Responses to I’ve Been Told….

  1. Birdie says:

    Sharon, of course you will be able to handle this. Because you love your granddaughter and if it will come out that she has got the bi-polar disorder as well, she will need your help! And you will be there for her with your love and your support. You are stronger then you think you are. Do not listen to your ego telling you that you can not. It's just the ego. It's not you!! Maybe if the disorder is detected in early stage she can have a good quality of life!!! big hugs!!

  2. I'm sorry to hear that. Could it be just the tremendous strain of being an adolescent, losing her mother and moving?

  3. kath says:

    I am so sorry … sending you strength for it is hard to be where you are …

  4. Tracey says:

    Birdie spoke all my words for (LOL!) You will handle this without even realizing it! Prayers for both you and your granddaughter.

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