Today it has been raining, currently the sun is out and everything will get better.  When depression sets in, it wraps around you toes and pulls you down. No matter how hard you try to get out of it, it lingers.  My daughter who is unmarried and without a job is pregnant.  She is living with her so called boyfriend and his mother, but how long will that last. 

As her parents, we raised her with morals and a strong love of God.  What happened?  I feel like such a failure. My husband tells me that it is not my fault, that it was her choice. Yes I know that, but somewhere I must have missed something.  All I want to do now is cry.

This is what was brought to Adelaide to work on in my spare time.  One minuet the sewing is going as fast as possible as a form of release and then the next minuet, it is thrown down.


Gratitude’s  I had to think about this today for a long time.

1. My daughter trusts me enough to tell me what is happening in her life.

2. I can put my arms around her and love her.

Happy stitching to all,



5 thoughts on “TODAY IN ADELAIDE

  1. I’ve been there, too. When our oldest daughter became pregnant before marriage, I wondered what I’d done wrong, and I was horribly worried about how she would handle it. I got some good advice from friends; be thankful she hadn’t chosen abortion, and that the father was staying involved.

    Your two gratitudes for today tell me you’re going to make it through this (and that you’ll be a wonderful grandma).

  2. I wish there were magic words to make you feel better about all of this, but there are. I do know though that God will come along side of you as you grieve for what might have been if circumstances were different. And I know that you will treasure this new little life that is growing and in spite of the start to their life, is a beautiful gift from God. (A friend of Susan’s)

  3. As your husband said, and as your head knows, it isn’t your fault. You were the best parent you knew how to be, and she made a mistake anyway. We’ve all done it. She isn’t a bad person, and neither are you. We don’t know why things happen the way they do, but we do know that God makes all things work for our good, including our mistakes.

    I can empathize with you because when my son went to jail, my first thoughts were like yours. Where did I go wrong, what did I miss? But, in truth, it isn’t about us. I’m so glad you can love her and be there for her. Cry a thousand tears, but keep the love.

    I love the piece you are working on. You are so creative.

    I’ve given your blog the Kreativ Blogger Award. Check my Desertsky Quilting blog in about 30 minutes. =)

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