Cara and I had a chance to visit as she sprawled on the stairs, and talked to me as I worked in the kitchen getting the bread ready.
"Mom," she asked, "how can you tell if you're walking away from an impossible situation or if you're just a quitter?"
There's a question. "I guess that I'd have to say when you have done all that you can do, when you realize that you cannot change the situation, when the situation begins to make you miserable, affect your own life in a negative way, well, I guess that it's time to walk away, to move on to something else where you can make a difference."
You have to know yourself, I guess. You have to know your own limits. When it comes right down to it, it is a personal decision ~ when does enough become enough? I didn't tell her that no matter what, you'll have people who call you a quitter. What matters though, is what you call yourself.