Thursday, March 25, 2010

Life's Lessons

Trials and tribulations we go thru in life often suck while you’re going thru them, but how you learn and grow from it makes you a better person!!!

So…let me share with you lovely bloggosphere friends a recent life altering experience my 20 year old daughter is going thru at this point and time in her life. Grab a cup of coffee or a nice glass of wine (depending on what time of the day you’re reading this).

My poor baby’s car was stolen. Yes, STOLEN!! My daughter is going to college, full time. She works three part time jobs and is one of the most trusting person you could ever want as a friend. She recently moved out on her own with some roommates and is trying to be a true responsible adult!

Early Sunday morning her Honda was stolen. She accidently locked her keys in the car ( like anyone does that on purpose ) but they weren’t visable at all. She had just finished an ‘overnight’ set shift at American Eagle in the mall and was headed home at 3 a.m. She stopped at a 24 hour Wal-Mart to get a few things. She grabbed her wallet out of her purse and headed in the store. When she came out, she realized she had locked her keys in the car. (Come on, we’ve all done that at least once on our lives.) So instead of calling her dad at 3:30 in the morning and get bitched at for #1, locking her keys in the car, and #2, calling him at that hour, she called her friend to come pick her up. She went and slept for several hours, woke up at 7:30, called her dad who then picked her up and they went to get the car. When they arrived, the car was gone. STOLEN.

She, thankfully, had her wallet with her, but her purse was in the vehicle, along with all of her school text books…iMac make up…her iPod…a Net Flix DVD she borrowed from her brother, and some other personal belongings. (Yes, my son wasn’t too happy about the DVD).

Could she have made better choices to have prevented this? Absolutely!! There are a number of things she could have or SHOULD have done differently, but we all make mistakes in life and we learn from them!

Monday evening after she worked an 8 hour shift at the doctors office, Ashlee had a friend drive her an hour and a half down here to where I live and she picked up my Honda (Betsy). Brian suggested that Ash use my car for the time being and he’ll start riding Sally (his motorcycle) to work now that the weather is so nice. I am so grateful for such a wonderful man in my life!!! He said its important for Ashlee to have some kind of transportation since she IS going to school AND working three jobs. I agree!!

So, we had a nice evening with Ash and her friend. I made Spaghetti for dinner and then bid a temporary farewell to Betsy.

Anything to make my baby girl feel better!!! It may not bring back her car, but it helps her out!!!

Although Ashlee is very upset about this (she was on the phone with me sobbing profusely for hours Sunday) she WILL bounce back.

It’s so hard as a mother to see any one of her children hurt so much!! My heart aches for her too!

The love of a Mother for her child is never ending nor is it conditional.


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