How do you keep up?

 

What is your inspiration to push through difficulty?

 There are many times in peoples lives where they feel like there is no end of difficulty. The trouble keeps coming along the conveyor belt like the skit with Lucy and Ethel at the chocolate factory where they are putting it in boxes nicely and eventually they just can’t keep up and are shoving it in their mouths and clothes.

 I have had times in my life where the difficulties come at a pace where I can deal with them and put them neatly into their boxes and other times where it’s just way over my head.

 I was thinking today what the difference is between me and some other parent who just can’t handle it. I was very disturbed by the news that a Mom in Alberta may have taken her little boy’s lives and then tried to take her own. According to the news, her and the father were going through a difficult divorce. When would it ever occur to someone that they were better off dead and that their children were coming with them? How was that decision made and more disturbing how did it ever get to that point?

 I have been thinking about my children and how lovely they are. They are affectionate and considerate and have their own opinions about things and want to talk about the world and I am thrilled with how they are growing up. No matter what stress or difficulty happens they are worth the grey hair and empty bank account. I just look at them and think that I hand a hand in it. I will be there when they are grown, and I will be there when they have their own lives.

 I meditate and exercise and educate myself so I can become an even better version of myself and they will be proud of me. Those little people are my reason for getting up in the morning, I can’t imagine a life without them in it and I certainly wouldn’t want to ever leave them alone.

 In the words of the great Robert Munch “I’ll love you forever, I’ll like you for always, as long as I’m living my baby you’ll be.”

 

Hugs to my Darling Boys~!