Monday, June 4, 2012

A Refuge in the Storm

We don't have much but we do what we can with what we have. Including offering refuge to a friend and wise counsel for a son and prayers for those we love and care about.

A friend has decided to leave her abusive relationship & will drive here in the next few days - assuming she gets out safely.

A son was beat up by his brother & has severed all ties. We agree completely. Meanwhile, we hope & pray no more damage is done to either son. One does well. The other is so deep into drugs he's dangerous to himself and others. The grandkids saw the beating; the daughter and her boyfriend stood by & didn't intervene until the drug crazed son was choking the life out of his brother.

The situation gets worse from there but we are here and thankful to not be in the midst of the situation. Number one, I probably would have intervened & two or three of us would either be dead or in jail. Number two, it wouldn't have solved a thing.

Insanity is around every corner in this world and for us, the best thing to do is not get near known insanity. If it means being thousands of miles away and cutting ties, so be it.

In the good news department, we took the pontoon out on her maiden voyage today for a 2-1/2 hour cruise on the Withlacoochee River. When we came home we heard the bad news concerning my friend and my sons. Thankful we got to relax before the crap began. The memory of that time kept us level headed later.

I took 24 river photos & Facebook won't load one! Wanted to share with my friends & son & grandkids.

Also, saw another Coachwhip snake crossing the road. Once again, it was longer than half the width of the county road. Camera batteries were dead by then or I'd give you a look.


Craig Cavanaugh said...

Family drama aside, I'm glad y'all got to hit the river for an enjoyable cruise.

HermitJim said...

I think it was meant to be that you got to spend some time on the water before the bad news started!

God has a way of making things more bearable sometimes!