I've known since the moment I had kids that I had to hold them loosely. That tomorrow is not guaranteed. But knowing that and actually doing that are two very different things.
I have been afraid of skiing for 25 years. Then we had kids and for the first time in my life, I had something bigger than my fear. I had the desire to save my kids from my fear.
I have spent 39 years at the mercy of my ever-changing emotions. It is an unending roller-coaster. But this year – 2017 – I began to understand a truth that has changed the trajectory of my entire life and worldview.
I have no idea what I'm doing as a mom, and unfortunately, those who have raised children before me cannot help because the world is changing so incredibly quickly. My generation cannot rely on moms who have done this before because they don't exist.
This song stopped me in my tracks today when I heard it. The lyrics shouted TRUTH in a way that is so blatantly opposite of the messages drowning our world every day. Thank God for artists who speak life.
My husband still knows how to have fun. He's a grown man who knows how to let go of the uptightness that adulthood brings and tap into the childlike freedom of silliness. Eight years into this marriage, I am learning to love this.
Change is a series of hundreds of small daily choices. Success or failure does not rest on one or some but on the collective whole. I choose new.
I couldn't let go. I was 20 feet up on a climbing wall - the first one I've ever tried - and I was completely frozen. Fear screamed at me not to let go. The longer I stayed there, trying to let go, the more my fear grew.