He Said He Was Sorry
Green Bay, Wisconsin
December 25, 2016 10:11am CST
It took a lifetime, literally, for him to say it and it took another just like him to realize what I've gone through since he was born. My oldest has ADHD and is bipolar, something I didn't know when he was little, but just the fact that he was hyper was more than I could handle on a good day. Most times I was ready to pull my hair out. Add to that ADD and you have a child who can't sit still, is always on the move, always into or doing something, and easily angered. He called me last night and said he was sorry. You see, his girlfriend has a little boy who is hyper, no doubt has ADD from what I witnessed on Thanksgiving, and is everything my son was and is. He found he met his match with him and also realized how difficult I had it while he was growing up. Right now I wouldn't trade anything I went through with him just to hear those words. It was perhaps the best Christmas gift I've ever received. He came by last night with the kids so I could give them their presents since they will be spending time with their fathers today. So today is adults only. I have the boneless beef ribs in the crock pot and should be putting out tantalizing aromas shortly. So for now I have a little bit of time to spend here. I hope you all are having a Merry Christmas, to those who are celebrating, a Happy Hanukkah to those celebrating that wonderful season of light, and a wonderful day for all those who aren't celebrating either holiday. Thanks for reading.
23 people like this
• Boise, Idaho
What a nice gift for you to receive. My daughter wasn't diagnosed with bi-polar disorder until she was an adult and had gone through some awful things. Then she had a daughter who was bi-polar. My daughter's dad was bi-polar but had never been diagnosed. I just know now looking back on his actions. My daughter had ADHD and was hyper when young. Luckily her first teacher spotted this right away and I had her tested. I learned ,with her, to get kids tested as early as possible. Am having a nice day.
• United States
Now that was the perfect gift! I've taught so many students with ADD and ADHD, among other disabilities. I feel for you, your son, and his girlfriend's little boy. I hope he gets the treatment he needs to succeed in school and in life. My own nephew is a shining success story. Hugs to you and enjoy your adult only Christmas dinner!