A very wise friend said the following to me recently,
after I re-hashed my usual laundry list of worries:
”Everything your adult daughters will learn about life and living,
from this point forward,
will NOT be from you.”
The need to teach and tell, to dig up ‘when I was your age’ anecdotes,
to tell it like it is,
”But I am a teacher, I am their mother, there are things I KNOW!”
”I have to tell them what I think!”
And then something broke loose-
and not because of my willingness for goodness sake.
I am, after all, the Queen of Balkers.
No, it was God again-
up in the sky with his jackhammer of help.
And as is always the case, with God’s jackhammer and the breaking loose of old habits and ideas comes understanding.
We all (including you, my adult daughters) have our OWN right to know.
So, my un-word for 2014, lived to the best of my ability, is to Un-Know.
I love you-
Have a great week,
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