Thank you, Stacia. I love that we are able to …

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Thank you, Stacia. I love that we are able to help each other with words. Love in stories. Love to you as well. <3

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Help Me Stay Safe
Thank you, Janet. The greatest concern I’m holding right now is hurting someone else. My gratitude practice is wonderful. Instead of focusing on making sense of their disappointment in me (especially not knowing the details and wow can the mind invent fun topics to circle forever), I can send them positive thoughts and hope goodness, healing and beauty for them. Compassion is an amazing thing. They never need explain or contact me. Whatever I did, I am sorry for. I’m not perfect and won’t pretend to be. If I do that, I definitely won’t find the healing I need right now from all the other pressing issues in life.


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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. 🙂


Parenting is Hard and I Don’t Like It
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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