Southern Man

Thursday, May 10, 2007

A Daughter Day

As luck would have it Souhern Man got the opportunity to do a bit of running around with not just one but both of his wonderful daughters.

First, by arrangement, Southern Man picked up his teen daughter to take her around town for errands (she and her girlfriends are planning a party for Friday night that may or may not involve at least one felony; keep posted for news on how that turns out) and to mow the lawn at casa Southern Man (as she needs the money) and make banana bread ('cause it's sooooo good!). So Southern Man had a great time chatting with her and even managed to complete repairs on Mower #2 and mow a little with her. She and I get very little quality time and every moment is precious. Then in the process of getting her back home youngest daughter took the opportunity to hitch a ride back and spend the night. It was fairly late and she pretty much just crawled in bed and went to sleep, but it's still time with her and Southern Man will take whatever he can get in that regard.

Southern Man also was able to talk a bit with his ex. Sadly, she and he have rather different views of what went wrong with our marriage and found little common ground. While Southern Man is looking forward to our upcoming counseling sessions (the first is a week from tonight) and hopes to greatly improve his relationship with the mother of his children, he has accepted that the marriage is probably broken beyond any hope of repair. However Southern Man will keep an open mind and see where counseling will lead them. Lord, I pray that you would comfort all of us during this trying time. Examine my heart, O Lord; cleanse me of the anger and bitterness that remains there; grant me the wisdom to focus on my own faults and not on what I percieve to be the faults of others; free me from the failures of the past and enable me to follow Your will in all things. Amen.


At Saturday, May 12, 2007, Blogger neighborsgrrl said...

Glad to hear that you're having a nice time with your kids.

And as sad as it is that your marriage is probably beyond repair, keep in mind that it is not the end of the world. It's the end of an era, perhaps, but you and your family will perservere.

You've got a chance to become a better person, to develop your relationships, and that's a good thing. It's very hard to change yourself and be introspective, so "good on you" for trying.


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