Wednesday, December 2, 2015

Hello there, friend,

I'm not always sure of how to navigate this life. It's always adjusting, adjusting, adjusting to whatever new thing is coming. And being a mother and having a family compounds all the adjusting and planning, comforting and problem solving. When I panic, sometimes my husband reminds me that it's going to be okay because we're going to figure it out together. That's being a family. And I often laugh because no one has ever said that to me before, but I like it. I want to be in this together.

The other day, my daughter was recounting her school day and telling me about her worries. And I remembered what I should say: Don't worry. I'm here and we'll figure it out together. It felt so good to comfort her and hear those words, ones I never knew I always wanted to hear, come out of my own mouth. It felt very, very good.