What is something your parents did regarding your illness that you regret and what is something they did that you are thankful for?
What a difficult question to answer…
Regret is not necessarily the right word I’d look for. Because if I were to point out things that I regret, they would pretty much all be my fault, not theirs. I was the one who tried to hide it and I was the one who didn’t come right out and say I needed help.
Do I wish that they would have saw it sooner? Absolutely, but I don’t hold that against them in any way. They did the best they could. They had no idea what they were seeing and I didn’t want them to anyway.
Parents can’t beat themselves up for not seeing something that they had no clue about in the first place. When I was a teenager, these things weren’t really talked about much. I even remember hearing about someone who was on Prozac and may have even joined in on the mockery. And on top of that, I can only imagine how difficult it is to discern between what is normal teenage angst or hormones and what is actually out and out depression.
So I know it sounds corny and such, but I don’t really regret anything my parents did. They did the best they could, and that is more than enough for me.
In regards to what I am thankful for…pretty much everything. When I was going through a very low spot my senior year of high school, my parents took me out of school and never made me feel bad about it. When they finally realized something was wrong, they did not hesitate to get
I only hope that they do not feel any sense of regret, because they don’t deserve to. They have accepted me for who I am and been there for me when I have needed it. There is no shame in that!
Love you Mom and Dad!!!