Well, day 2 couch bound. I cannot believe how much this hurts. It's worse than when I had knee surgery. It is constantly throbbing and it feels like someone is jabbing a knife right at the incision. I didn't expect it to hurt this bad. I'm still downing demerol and 800 mg of advil in between those doses and I the spasms are continuing. I did manage to get a shower today. YAY. Made me feel better afterwards, but it was a painful process. I'm trying not to ask anyone to get me anything (I hate doing that), but Addison and Jourdan did come down and make me a big yummy salad. It was so good!
My family has headed out for errands and a church meeting. So, it's just me and Gracie here on the couch. And what am I watching while bonding with the sofa? A marathon of "16 and Pregnant." This reality show comes on MTV. These episodes should be shown to all kids starting in Jr High. So they can see the reality of what these girls go through. I set down with Addison to watch this show ... and explain to her what all is happening and talk to her about choices. I've watched 2 episodes so far and the "dad" (and I use that term loosely) walks. These girls are living in a fantasy land at first, thinking they are just going to have this perfect little family. They joke around about pregnant like it's no big deal. Still giggling about stuff ... because they are still children themselves. After the babies are born, the real work begins. Boyfriends leave. School starts back up. Friends withdraw. And money isn't falling from the money tree like they thought it would.
I just pray that my daughter and her friends don't go down the road of bad decisions., instead that they "keep their treasures." I pray that they don't have to look for their selfworth in another person; that they don't devalue themselves to the point of making stupid mistakes; and that they keep their eyes set on Jesus through all of the muck of High School.