Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Moving forward

It's all going to be okay. I appreciate the notes of encouragement. I never understood before I was a parent how desperately you want to fix everything, make sure they don't make mistakes, keep them from being sad, hurt, afraid, confused ... and the sad news is, feeling all of those things is what makes a real person. Life is messy. My mantra right now is, "This, too, shall pass." I cling to those words.

I am in the midst of another burst of creativity. Finishing up an altered canvas for my front hallway. Making a little gift for a friend. Getting ready for a craft project using toilet paper rolls. Ready to get a little mending done. Nothing major but it is good. Goals for February include getting started on that headboard, which I have been procrastinating on, as usual.

On my mind today are 2 friends who have lost their dads in the last week or so; a friend of a friend who lost her partner and the father of her young daughter, a family grieving their 13 year old daughter, another mourning the loss of an 18 year old daughter in a tragic car accident, and a family dealing with the senseless death of an 18 year old expectant father. I don't know if it's true, but I certainly feel as though this month has been a heavy hitter in the grief arena.

And on Pandora, as I typed those words, Paul McCartney sang, "Let it be." A message? Coincidence? I don't know, but I find comfort in it nonetheless.

1 comment:

  1. Beautiful post. I also cling to the words "this too shall pass" and can relate to the fear of raising a child in this unforgiving world. Your words have me really thinking. I appreciate that. I'm very sorry to hear about all the grief hitting your life right now. It is not easy to keep your head held high while sinking into a pit of despair.... My thoughts and prayers are with you and those you love.