Aftermath of Enabling

For this book to serve its purpose, I must be totally honest.

I am writing it for other parents of children with epilepsy.

This means laying bare the goof-ups.

There were many.

I was so determined to run block for Rose, that I didn’t allow her to fall or fail.

I wanted to compensate for all the extra challenges by doing too much for her.

The term is enabling.

The effects are still being felt at home.

I am an unlimited resource in her mind.

Her wallet, her taxi, her maid, her slave..

In my mind, my time of sacrificial lamb is over.

I have gotten her where she needs to be.

It’s up to her to keep up.

This is not an easy place to be.

There will be stories.  They will be ugly.

Sometimes, when you bend over backwards, you break.

I am NOT going there,

and neither should you.




Author: Flower Roberts

I am a garden blogger and a mother. This blog is about my daughter Rose and her triumph over epilepsy. We are in the process of completing a book, Watching Rose Rise. We need folks who understand life with seizures to give us some feedback. Rose is off at college right now so I, Flower, am running the blog PLEASE come and join us. We want to get this right.

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