When my kids’ dad left, I didn’t handle things well.
He and I had our problems, but I always thought he’d be around to care for us! However, he complained about taking all the load. One dad I came home to noted that he was gone. I went into depression, trying to parent three kids when before I was more of the provider; But, my dad helped me realize that I had to step up. My kids were growing up, as well as they needed at least one reliable parent in the house. It’s been four years as well as they are now 9, 12 and 15. It’s much better now for us since they’re older as well as can handle a few things in the house. They get home from school, do a few chores, get their school work done, and then I get home at 6, after work. Dinner takes awhile to prepare, but they’re dad and I have since learned to cook. The other day, I was at work when I got a call from my eldest saying there was an issue with the heater. The kids were enjoying TV when the heat went out, and they wanted me to come as well as take a look! Perhaps I should mention that I am a trade contractor for a local heating and cooling company. This job can be demanding, but I’m grateful. It’s stable and offers job security. That’s how I’ve managed to raise my kids, and provide for us a home. I knew I’d forgotten to repair our furnace last fall when I heard it had failed. I’m tied up this winter, so things have fallen through the cracks. I signed off from work and home to figure out why the heating component had failed.