Dark Days – Tough Times

When times get tough who do you turn to?

Dear Mummy, life is full of ups and downs and our life is like a roller coaster at the moment. The summer sun has left our lives for the time being and the dark nights have brought with them dark times in our household.

I have loved you at your darkest

Both my folks work full-time and their work has been getting increasingly challenging. Their confidence has been shattered and now they are picking up the pieces.

Man has many plans quote

My mummy is working compressed hours which is really tiring her out and she’s finding there is not enough hours in the day to get everything done. She’s frustrated and feels sometimes that she needs to cry. Also I have had tonsillitis and for a 2 year-old that ain’t fun!!

Our home life seems in chaos, and my folks just need a break….. or a breakdown!

So who do they turn to when times are tough?

1. Each other

My folks heavily rely on each other for support, but what happens when they both feel weak and lost?

2. Parents

My Grandparents are always there for a friendly chat to help sooth and calm stressful minds.

3. Friends

Friends can help lighten the mood and take your minds off things when times are tough.

4. Drink

My mummy had a blow out to de-stress last Friday, but did she feel any better for it? Nope. If anything it left her with a stinking hangover and feeling even worse. Alcohol is not the answer.

5. Cigarettes

Both my parents have smoked in the past, I’m really proud that during this tough time the urge has been suppressed by them both.

6. Escapism

Both my folks have hobbies, my Daddy likes playing Hockey to wind down after a stressful week and my mummy loves to blog. (Ironically the blog is the only thing doing well)

7. The man upstairs, G-Man (AKA God)

Last night my mummy fell asleep clutching this little pewter Angel, whispering to God that he would hear her prayers. There’s a lot of angst in the world and this troubles her. One thing she knows is that she must trust that everything happens for a reason. What God has planned for you won’t pass you by.

Don't Ask God Quote

It leads them both back to the ‘fight or flight’ situation. They can either hibernate in bed and slog their ways though this rough patch hoping it will just ‘blow over’ (…until next time) or they can take action and be pro-active about all aspects of their lives. Start addressing why they are unhappy and start doing something about it.

Support from God

Fingers crossed whatever they decided to try I know that I will be around to give them unconditional love, make them smile and ultimately add to the drama!

Love Bella x

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23 thoughts on “Dark Days – Tough Times

  1. So sorry to hear that your mummy and daddy are having such a tough time right now and really hope that the dark clouds start lifting very soon. I love that Isaiah quote – it is a good one to remember when times are tricky. Sending virtual hugs xx

  2. Sorry to hear that you’ve been going through a tough time and hope that things have calmed down a bit since writing this. I love the Isaiah quote. The other one I like says about thanking God for past blessings, tell him what you need and God will send you peace. Sometimes that peace is elusive, but the idea is good! (Can’t remember where it is!) It helps focus the mind on the fact that this situation is momentary and things do get better.

    Sending hugs too! #pocolo

  3. There is some truth in the adage that what doesn’t kill us makes us stronger, but oh my is it hard to be in the middle of that time. It’s important to have things to get you through it. Good luck finding your way out.

  4. That second to last quote is so helpful – and a real comfort. I am so sorry to hear that your family is having a hard time at the moment. I used my quote in my PoCoLo write-up this weekend – this too shall pass. And it will. Thinking of you. Thanks for linking to #PoCoLo x

  5. Sorry to hear you’ve been having some tough times recently. Our little family have had a bit of a stressful time of late too (we moved into a big new house in July only to discover our new landlord hasn’t paid his mortgage so the house is being repossessed in 2 weeks time…just what we needed!!) but I believe everything happens for a reason. Hang on in there, brighter days are coming xxx

  6. Sorry to hear you are all having a tough time. It seems like you have all the go to help to keep you all grounded and happy. Hope November is a better month for you.
    x

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