WOW!! Thank you for that little roller-coaster ride, Stephanie!! But I have to say, we all feel that at some point, even points, in our lives. The reality that life is a crap shoot and control is relatively non-existent. The point where we either steel ourselves against the onslaught and come out stronger, hopefully wiser, or we swallow a bunch of pills.
I am glad, however, that some of us choose to write about it, cathartic (hopefully) for the writer and reflective for the reader. Through this exchange, we learn that we’re not alone, you are not alone. I hope that adds substance to your writing efforts and strength for your mothering challenges. Peace!!! 😊