Please say a prayer for me.. I'm really down right now. My heart is breaking because I feel like I made some MAJOR parental mistakes. Right now it's hard to celebrate with friends whose children are graduating next month and going off to college in the fall or who has gotten recognized in the National Honor Society. As much as I want to, it hurts. I wonder why mine didn't turn out like that. I know I'm not supposed to compare myself or my kids to others, but I can't help but wonder what it was that caused them to take a different route. And I'm concerned about their future. I wanted so much for them but my oldest dropped out of high school and my second born is following close behind him. No amount of urging and encouragement is enough to get him motivated. (((sigh))) today, I feel very, very ill-equipped to be a parent and I'm just flat out tired. I think of all the time I invested in their education homeschooling them and I feel like it was a total waste of time. I'm a bit angry too. Please pray for me.