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Saturday, October 13, 2018

Good morning- DS came back from Iraq - damaged from that war. I understand more than I really ever thought I would have to in my life. I went to a PTSD counselor to figure out how I could help him. He is an adult and they do not always make good choices. The relationships that he chose while in Army never were what he needed. It is his choice, but I knew that this relationship he has now is a struggle at times. You see she had severe trauma from her childhood. DS did not know any of this when they married. What happened yesterday happens about 3 times a year. There is a pattern - always when I am about to go on vacation or on vacation, Christmas and one time in the Spring. Their baby is wonderful. But I worry what she experienced yesterday. I texted him last night. He had calmed down. I experienced things like this as a child. I got help while in college and even at other times. The problems is that they are too immature - both spend too much money on stuff. I would like the baby to get a break and stay for a while here. DS has a dog and aquariums to take care of. So he can never stay long, DH & I would love to have the baby without the parents, but she is still young. The weather is not very nice today. We have plans for tomorrow but not sure that will work out. Going to a pumpkin patch- but thunderstorms. One just rolled through. My GD ran 36 laps in a pledge for their school. I was there to support her. I have a dilemma - give DS gas money if he comes. He lives 75 miles away. I want to see the baby and give her some hugs. She needs it. I do not want to start this negative behavior that he depends on his dad and I for money b/c he or his wife spends so foolishly. Any suggestions. emoticon
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    HUGS and prayers. No matter how old our adult children are, we never stop worrying about them, then add in grandkids.
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