So many changes, so many life lessons. I have been trying to suck it up, keep it to myself, not butt in, give freely, take it all in and let it go…I am exhausted. In fact, some days I am not sure which direction is up. All I know for sure is that I am trying to ride this wave while keeping my balance and not fall into the great white abyss.
These apparently are the ground rules of having adult children who are out of the house. They need you, they want to talk things through with you, but please don’t ask too many questions or you may find yourself in the “butting in” category. You may also find yourself sucking it up when they shake their head yes and do the exact opposite of what they said they were going to do. You may also find yourself at the end of a phone that never rings even though you purchased international calling just so they could send you a brief note that they are, in fact, ALIVE!
I know I am fortunate because I have such a close relationship with my girls. They tell me almost everything and what they don’t tell me I am sure I don’t want to know anyway. However, this is where life gets tricky. They want you to be there when they want you, to know what is going on, to give them good advice, look the other way when appropriate and still love them just as fiercely as you always have…just at a distance.
So, my life lesson for this week is to embrace it all no matter what it looks like and roll with the punches. That and maybe take a couple Benadryl so you can sleep at night!
Sunshine & Sarcasm,
Lowi & G