A part of my definition of what a Family is...is being there for each other when you're needed. Being there for Family isn't always convenient, isn't always something you really feel up to being sometimes...but it is an important part of Family life. As a mother my daughters have always known if they needed me I would always do my best to be there for them and when I became a Granny I have always tried to be there for my grandkids too. As a natural Nurturer I always have felt I receive back in love and hugs what I give back in caring and sharing. So of course I don't like the fact that getting older has made it harder to always be there when needed now. And it may also have something to do with the fact that my Family has grown so much now that it is harder for me to be there when needed if everyone seems to need me at the same time. Like now. My middle daughter is finishing up her last week of schooling with those last week exams, etc. while her kids are finishing up their last few weeks of their schooling before summer vacation starts. This daughter also is working as an RN in between her schooling and taking care of her family. Now she is needing some help from me with the grandkids for the next couple of weeks to get everything finished. There is a few problems here for me though as this is turning into one of those times to many need my help. My daughter in Texas also needs me to come help her get her home ready to sell and to help pack up for their move back home to Lafayette. And my Honey needs me to be here most of the time because his vision is getting worse and I think he has some anxiety about being by himself now. I'm busy praying right now for some answers on how I can help everyone a little without shortchanging myself or any of them. And I'm venting about this by starting this tread because being able to put my thoughts into words helps me see things a little clearer than just being jumbled up in my head. My cup runneth over with Family blessings and I am so thankful for this...but it can get a little crazy now and then and I end up feeling I'm on a roller coaster ride with its ups and downs... I am not a "do good" at ups and downs person. Sometimes I don't think my Family sees me as just being one person...instead they each see me as the one person they need to help them at the moment and I can't clone myself to be that one person they each see as being there just for them. So while I know God will show me the answers I need right now, I hope y'all don't mind my "venting" my thoughts here too. And if anyone has some suggestions for me...please feel free to share them. @Chrissy Cross This is one time I wish you lived near me as I know we are alot of like and I wouldn't have any problem asking you to lend me a helping hand in helping me help my Family.