A divorce is arguably the hardest thing for a family to endure. Splitting up between two people is already hard. A breakup means cutting someone from your life because they don’t quite “fit” into what you want to do with your time and energy. It’s messy and full of emotions that can twist everyday things into a frustrating ordeal. They get harder over time, too. When you’ve woven your life into someone else’s, it is incredibly painful to watch all of your hard work unravel. When you add children into that equation, it becomes impossible to handle the aftermath without hurting anyone. It was never more clear to this mother who had been called into the police station yet again for her grieving daughter.
After the divorce, her teenage daughter became increasingly rebellious. It culminated late one night when the police arrested her daughter for drunk driving. Mom had to go to the police station to pick her up.
They didn’t speak until the next afternoon. Mom broke the tension by giving her a small gift-wrapped box. Her daughter nonchalantly opened it and found a little rock inside. She rolled her eyes and said, “Cute, Mom, what’s this for?”
“Read the card,” Mom instructed.
Her daughter took the card out of the envelope and read it. Tears started to trickle down her cheeks. She got up and lovingly hugged her mom as the card fell to the floor.
On the card were these words: “This rock is more than 200,000,000 years old. That’s how long it will take before I give up on you.”
Her daughter had stopped caring about anything. She didn’t care about school, safety, and ultimately her life and the lives of others. Instead of talking about her feelings, this daughter was lashing out anywhere and everywhere that she could. This mother, thankfully, knew exactly what to say to finally get through to her. They still have a lot to work out before they can move on, but this is a good start!
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