A happy/sad week

@nanajanet (4436)
United States
August 2, 2010 2:52pm CST
A couple of months ago we put my little granddaughter in a mall pageant and she tied for first. It was small and cute. We had fun and she was thrilled to have her trophy. It was a nice day. It was a nice day, all day, as I had friends over later. The next weekend was my daughter's 28th birthday. We spent the morning together getting pedicures and then she went out with friends and her very nice boyfriend (nothing like the jerk of a sperm donor she had before). I was a little sad that weekend, too, because it would have been my son's 30th birthday. I miss him so much. On top of that I had some news that weekend that made me feel let down by those who I thought never would, but do not ask. It is not what I want to share. Then, later that week, I am watching All My Children, the only soap opera that I watch. I knew that the actor who played Palmer Cortland died but today was the day that they had to make it a part of the story and that, on top of all else, is making me sad, too. I hate weeks like that. How many times have you had a week that you had so many sad things?
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4 responses
• United States
2 Aug 10
Everyday for the last eight months as this was the day I lost my job I had for well over 19 years, so every day since has been a constant struggle with nothing but dissapointment. Sorry that you too are having a bad week,let us hope for happier times.
@bhanusb (5709)
• India
3 Aug 10
Hi nanajanet, Our life is not full of happyness or full of sorrows. Both are part of our life. Behind cloud the sun is smiling. After shower we see the rainbow which is the reflection of sun shine. So don't be sad.
@AmbiePam (50242)
• United States
3 Aug 10
I'm so sorry. It does seem like sad things pile on. I'm especially sorry that your son is not here for his 30th birthday. I'm sure he would be proud of you. Of course he would have been, with the work you do. I am glad to hear about your granddaughter. That is something she can treasure for life really. I hope this week will be a better one for you.
@Hatley (164471)
• Garden Grove, California
3 Aug 10
hi nanajanet it was more than a week it was long and sad and heartbreaking myson lost his Job in Sept 2008, we were homeless as we got behind on the rent and the manager I think had already made out t he eviction notice the moment my son told him he had lost his job. He and I thought he would have no trouble getting another one. wrong. this has torn my family, my adult son and I, apart as the person who was so sorry for us and said oh I will sponsor you to an apartment in Antioch ca as mysister lives there. she let us believe she would help but the day we were set to go to Antioch the roof fell in on us. she had even signed an agreement in writing withe the landlord, but she phoned him on my birthday and told him to tear up the paper, she had changed her mind.So we were homeless and on the street. Myson 51 was worried for my safety as I w as 83 then,with diabetes and a bad leg with a brace.So with the help of adult protective service my son got me put in here in this retirement center where my social security and Ssi checks pay the rent and board each month and leave me with some money for personal needs. My son is in a government sponsored ap;t with theree other mean but now he has had a job for three weeks. so thats just wonderful and some day we will be able to afford an apartment together again. so things are now looking up not down.So we have had some bad months as he ws out of work for one and a half years.