Saturday, October 19, 2013
i have appreciated the prayers and concerns that so many of you have expressed on my blogs over the past several months, especially as they relate to our youngest daughter, Olivia. Her older sister did not have all the drama that she has endured in her first year of middle school. last night she went to a "friend's" house to spend the night and at 9:30 p.m. we got a call to come pick her up. It seems that the parents had left the girls alone and there was some bullying going on in their absence.
We have tried to encourage Olivia to seek some new friends, but in a small town like this, it is such a challenge. She doesn't do well with being a loner, but she was angry last night when i picked her up, and very tired of the stupid games that one of her friends was playing.
my biggest frustration is with her parents who left four girls home alone to do whatever it is they (the parents) wanted to do. it's just an unhealthy situation. the step-dad is somewhat of a jerk, but i try my best to be civil.
Thanks for listening to my rant. Olivia is trying to get a sense of normalcy back after such a painful evening.