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    1. I know! I thought the little years were tough, with the sleepless nights, cutting up food, a baby always on my hip. But these growing years are harder on my heart, if not my body. I only find peace when I step back, open my hands, and remember time is not the enemy. Instead of fighting change, I need to swim with it. Hard, but helpful.

  1. Well done. This has so many layers as I see my girls grow and pull away in independence. Lessons learned albeit not easily, the harder I held on the more difficult it became. Thank you.

    1. Exactly, Amber! I’ve wasted too much time wishing the clock backward. I’m working hard to embrace the miracle of growth in my kids’ lives. Still haven’t mastered regret, which likes to seep in. I’ll be blogging about that soon, no doubt. 🙂

    1. Last night, as I lay in bed, I heard Annabell leave her room to let her younger brother know it was 8:30 and time for both of them to turn out their lights. She did it with such maturity, and he responded with such respect, that I wanted to cry just overhearing the exchange. Such a bittersweet gift, watching them grow.

  2. Wow…what an incredible journey you just took me on. I’m typing with tears in my eyes. I have 5 children ranging in age from 6-23 and I feel like I am at different stages of letting go with every one of them. Thank you for sharing these beautiful words — you’ve given me a much different perspective on letting go.

    1. Thank you for your kind words, Sandi! You must have so much wisdom to share from parenting such a range of ages simultaneously!

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