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I heard the tears the minute I picked up the phone, “Mom?”
I empathized. I encouraged. I listened. I cried. I rallied. I prayed. I was there.
But do you know what I couldn’t do?
I couldn’t take away the pain.
Do you know who I couldn’t be?
The person my kid needed the most.
Children - Days - Seasons - Frustration - Sadness
I have walked with each of my children on different days, in different seasons, as they have faced the frustration and sadness that often comes with growing up–the lonely days, the misunderstandings, the longing to be heard and seen.
As moms, we plan, prep, pursue and pray. We navigate, negotiate and never give up. We work and watch, we wait and we worry. We maneuver, manage and sometimes manipulate.
Anything - Kids
We would do anything for our kids.
But we know deep down that just because we can try to fix all their problems, doesn’t mean we always should.
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