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The Ways You Have Failed Me

This is moving and heartening. Thank you for the reading suggestion, which I will share here for those who read comments, and plan to review when I’ve had a chance to read it.

Rising Above the Scars by Johnetta McSwain

The Ways You Have Failed Me

Thank you for reading! Repairing the cracks. . . I have so much to say about that. Would you mind if I use that phrase in an upcoming post? It triggers quite a cascade in my mind.

I’m happy to hear you look to be conscious. For some of us, it’s obvious. For others, we don’t know we are parenting (and living) from behind a screen.

The Ways You Have Failed Me
Phoenix indeed! You are my fire-breathing, rising-from-ash inspiration to sit with these issues and rechew the cud of pain. Too many metaphors? Never!

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Kelly, I am so glad we found each other again. I remember you from last time. Can we connect on FB?

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Thank you, Elaine. I did a lot of crying in front of and with them once school was out. They weren’t sure how to feel, so seeing my sadness helped. You are right about the sharing of grief. I’m glad I stayed open.

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Thank you. <3

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Yes, very true. We need to be able to share.

I am so glad you love the parenting. It is very unnatural to me; a constant battle to be kind. Even now I am struggling not to be angry about crumbs and drips and kids who refuse to listen the first or second or third time.

I look forward to each task they learn to complete on their own. Each bit of independence. But I am also working hard to enjoy the other moments. Books are almost always a win. Sharing stories fills my heart. 🙂

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I think, here, there have been longer stretches in between the beautiful moments despite my constant reframing. The kids are pushing boundaries, I have been dealing with some background noise, and there is the running to and fro. Mama, we need a break.


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