I’m just starting to wonder if there is something about me that invites trouble or is it the way I deal with it? Is it maybe that other people would just let these kind of things go and I am too highly strung? I just don’t know what it is!
I have posted about my nephew and all the stress I have there and these last few days I have been dealing with some abusive emails my daughter was sent. It was online bullying perpetrated by a so called friend and another boy from an adjoining school. They wrote the most disgusting and vulgar things about my daughter who didn’t even know they felt that way. I contacted both schools and also the police. That took up most of my work day on Thursday as I drove to both schools to give them copies of the emails.These emails were sent to about 20 of their mutual friends and also my daughter. She was on a retreat with her year level and although the other girl was the one in the wrong, everyone was blaming my D because the other girl was upset.
(My D did not retaliate, did not answer the emails, did not do anything to deserve this. She is a beautiful girl who tries to emulate Christ in all these situations. She told me that everyone was against her and the only thing that kept her going was knowing that Jesus went through this but a million times worse.)
Then after the week from hell, I come home to a bill for $750.00 that my brother had sent me for some work he did for me 6 months ago. There was NO agreement to pay any money. He
had done it out of kindness, or so I thought. He offered to do it.
If he had quoted me in the beginning this much, I would have said,'don’t worry about it 'cause I can’t afford that much.'
And now, because he overheard a conversation that I had with my mother that I am going away for 2 days for my birthday next week, he has decided to bill me for the work.
I haven’t even had ONE day away in the last 2 years, not a break at all!
I was absolutely shocked! This is my brother! It’s only him and his wife who both work, and have a magnificent house, compared to me with 5 children and one income!
This was almost the last straw for me! One stress after another. And it never ends!