A hopeful or comforting prospect in the midst of difficulty.
I am forever looking for the silver lining when life hands me a steaming pile of poop. I wonder what I'm supposed to learn from the situation and after I've dealt with it, wonder if I have truly learned the lesson that was intended.
Yesterday was mediation and the boys' dad did not show up. It's frustrating trying to work on something with someone who you know is not interested in working on a final resolution. I have been told by others who he has spoken to that he is expecting that I will "cave in" and ask him back. Odd because it's been nearly 18 months since this process started.
In the nearly 18 months, I have confirmed that I do not want him in my life and that he is incapable of being a fit parent to our sons. He cannot do the day to day things and cannot remember to show up for mediation. The last court date we had he called and texted me to find out where we were supposed to be!
I know that I asked for the steaming pile of poop that is this divorce process and I've found the silver lining MANY times (freedom and happiness). I just need to remind myself sometimes.