Friday, February 19, 2010

Mediators are melodramatic

Today was rough. John and I mediated it up and after four looooong hours we came to an agreement. I was exhausted and it all still seems so surreal, I don't even know what to think. Our mediator was a loon. A LOON. If  I could add more Os to that I would, because it would get my point across better. She tried, hard, to stir up as much drama as possible. It almost got super ugly before we salvaged the situation and in the end, we signed.

I'm mentally and emotionally exhausted. I'm relieved, I'm frustrated, I'm sad, I'm numb, all for various reasons and to varying degrees. It'll apparently be another month or so before it's all for real and final, but our agreement is signed and we've avoided a court battle.


I'm glad, although I don't think either one of us ended up being thrilled with the agreement we came to, but after four hours of insanity you find yourself suddenly seeing the compromise as the best case scenario and you'll pretty much sign anything they put in front of you.  Almost.

So I don't have it in me to write much more tonight, I just know many of you were keeping us in your thoughts and prayers today, and I wanted to update you and thank you. At one point, I was just praying that others were praying, because it seemed like it was all going to hell in a handbasket. Some of you must have been sending some prayers up for us right then, because it all turned around even though I thought there was no way the mediation could be salvaged, so...totally a God thing.

Okay, my brain is fried...I'll be back with real content before you know it. If my brain starts working again. That'd be nice!
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