Monday, 26 December 2011

A TIME OF REFLECTION

Today it is two years to the day since Davy died.  I know that following any life changing event it is advisable to reflect for at least this period before making any major decisions and this morning I woke up to find my mind wrestling with the events of the last two years and wondering what to do.  Is this, I wonder, because I had subliminally been waiting for this two year period to elapse before re-evaluating things?  I don't know.

Without going into too much detail, within days of Davy's funeral a catastropic "situation" developed within the family which, to this day, is unresolved and totally beyond my comprehension. I was left feeling totally bereft, desolate and misunderstood and the more I tried to resolve things the worse they became.  I didn't cope well.  In fact I would go as far as to say that at times I handled things in an extremely immature, irresponsible and at times petulant manner. 

Now, after many approaches, it is my opinion that the rift is too great for me to heal, but somehow it must be resolved because other people are being hurt too. But what to do?  I don't know.  Other members of my family and friends have offered to act as mediators but I am of the opinion, rightly or wrongly, that it would probably exacerbated the situation. 

This morning I found myself wishing that I could ask a disassociated individual to evaluate, assess and advise on the strangeness of  all this.  But who? It would have to be someone completely impartial. I then wondered if I should simply write it all down.  This, they say, can be very cathartic.  But would it open up old wounds that I'm not ready to face yet?  Who knows.  And where to start?  And would writing about it change anything anyway? Would it even makes things worse because once my feelings were committed to paper would I be content to keep them to myself? Least said, soonest mended and all that good stuff. The jury is still out on this.

Oh Davy, where are you when I need you?  Life has been so hard without you and there is never a passing moment when I don't miss you so much.  You were so intuitive and would have known exactly what to do. Or would you?  I remember one time when you went into a difficult situation with the best of intentions only to be chewed up and spat out again.  I know that you felt the same devistation then that  I feel now.

In the meantime I pray to God that one day soon the answer will become apparent . I guess until that time comes I just do the Churchillian thing and keep buggering on! Trust in the lord, but row for the shore!!
God, grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change,
Courage to change the things I can,
And wisdom to know the difference.

5 comments:

SueAnn said...

Sounds like all you can do is trust in the Lord and pray!! The hardest thing to do is trust He will work this out. You are in a difficult place and I will be praying for you!!
Hugging you\
Merry Christmas!
SueAnn

Retiredandcrazy said...

You are absolutely on the money there SueAnn. I have been praying, but keep taking it back again. I have to let go completely don't I. Thank you so much for your wise words. Love you. And Happy Christmas to you too.

Eddie Bluelights said...

Yes, trust in the Lord and keep praying. God is waiting for the best possible time to answer your prayers with the best possible solution - He sometimes keeps us waiting for ages but He is juggling things around to make it happen. God bless and Merry Christmas - hugs ~ Eddie x

Mimi said...

I agree that the right answer will become apparent, once you keep your open mind. Would a visit to a good family therapist help to mend things at all? Only you know the answer.
In the meantime, the serenity prayer is a very powerful mantra. Hang in there, and I'm sending you loads of healing thoughts.

Maggie May said...

I believe that the two year period after a close death is often harder. That has happened in our family anyway.

We also have a great rift in the family that hasn't been resolved and I think never will be.
I think you can forgive those people but sometimes they just cannot or will not budge and sometimes it is better to accept the situation and do nothing.
Maybe you should consider a family councillor?

Hoping that you will receive peace with whatever decision you decide to make.
Maggie X

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