Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Counting Down

The decision for Jakes to go live with his father has been made, the papers signed and the boxes are being packed.  After Days and Days of waffling and worrying that I'm making the right decision, I finally reconciled myself that its for the best.

Now the count down is on.  Jakes is moving with his dad this coming weekend.  He's started packing and has been listing all this wonderful things he's going to have at his dad's that he doesn't have with me.  A TV, a Stereo, and a cell phone of his own.  A little bribery?  Or just a bunch of stuff that can be taken away for misbehaviors?

Lately, I've been angry. I can't figure out who I'm angry at.  I've been taking it out on everyone in my house and the compound.  Which is not fair to them. 

Part of me is angry at myself, for failing to provide the happy and healthy environment for Jakes.  I can't help but think there had to be something else I could have done to keep this from happening.  Not that I can come up with anything else to do...... 

Part of me is angry at Jakes for not complying with the rules and the therapies we've tried.  I feel like he has purposely sabotaged everything in order to be allowed to move to his fathers house.

I'm angry at his father too.  He has never done anything to help with the raising of Jakes.  Not even when I've told him that I was struggling and needed his help.  He's so egotistical that he doesn't think he will have the same problems with Jakes that I've had.  He actually said that to me.

Part of me hopes that this move will be the best thing I've ever done for Jakes.  Its not what I want but its what I think is best for Jakes at this point.  What I want is irrelevant right now.  As his mother, I have to think and do what is best for him.

Part of me also hopes that Jakes continues his behaviors with his father and that his father struggles the same way I have.  That's the vindictive side of me and is not what is best for Jakes.  But it sure would be fun to see his father struggle and have that ego taken down a few pegs by his kid!

I am angry that I am not getting what I want, what I dreamed for my life.  I've had my marriage taken from me and now I'm loosing my child.  What else am I going to fail at?


  1. hey you are going to be ok...it is expected to angry or emotional when you look around at where you are...but there is still tomorrow ahead of you...you will make it

  2. Gah, I *know* that feeling of being consumed with anger.

    It's like high blood pressure, you feel the physical effects and yet feel like you can eat right, exercise, but its still there, still a condition.

    I know you can work through this. Therapy, alone time, punching bags and loud music. You can get to the other side of this torrent. You can.

    Its understandable, its normal, but you won't let out consume you.

    Love you

  3. Delete "fail" right now.

    You HAVE NOT failed. You are doing what's best for Jakes and in his best interest. I know it might not feel like that but I truly believe you are doing what needs to be done.

    You've done everything you can for him. Now it's time to hand over some of the work to his father.

  4. you have done everything you could in order to make life better . It is not your fault.
    You did't fail. Life is not fair.
    But ...have hope...things will be better, bealieve that.

    I Hug you.

  5. Amy...you are being a GOOD mom...trying something that MAY help Jakes. I trust he will do well with his dad. If he does not...well...YOU will be getting a call. :)

    You are doing the RIGHT thing...for your son.


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