Saturday, March 1, 2014

You just never know...

I just got on my blog after a very long hiatus and reread my last post.  The last time I wrote, Emma was leaving for college and Connor was struggling with his illness.  It really wasn't that long ago, but things sure have changed.  :)  Connor is doing really really well!  :)  It has been a long road that is certainly not over, but we are in a really good place right now.  He is working and going to school, smiling and laughing and pretty much a typical teenager.  Some people would cringe at those words...  "typical teenager".  Not me.  I am so so grateful for those words!  You have no idea how lucky you are until you aren't.  I wrote about Emma leaving for college last time too.  Well, that has changed too.  Emma came home for Christmas break and just didn't seem like herself.  I was really worried.  Like any mother would do, I climbed into her bed with her one morning and asked her what was wrong.  She wasn't happy and that broke my heart.  I have to say that I would have expected myself to tell her to go back to school and give it another try, but I didn't.  I told her to come home, give herself the gift of time and figure out what her passion for life is...  I am so glad that I did!  :)  Emma is home and she is thankfully herself again.  She just wasn't ready to leave home yet and that's ok.  I used to teach kindergarten and so many parents are in such a hurry with their children.  They want them in kindergarten, moving fast, growing by leaps and bounds.  I know a lot of people who have told me that they struggled in reading or in math when they were a kid and you know what?  Each one of them is a very successful, thriving adult.  :)  I think it's ok to slow down and I am so glad I felt comfortable telling my daughter that she should take care of herself, body, mind and spirit. I'm not going to lie... I'm thrilled that she is home!


  1. I am so glad that Connor is doing well and that Emma is too. Parenting is the hardest job in the world. You were so right to give Emma the time to take care of herself. Hopefully, she'll learn that lesson as a young woman and not when she's in her 40s and 50s, like many other women do. I'm so glad you are slicing this month!

  2. Slowing down can be very therapeutic, can't it?

    Glad you're joining us for the SOLSC!

  3. This should prove to be a great month for you to share everything and anything that's on your mind Deb.

  4. I am so glad to hear that you are well, but also that you are admitting how hard this parenting thing is. My little one is a beautiful gift, but a challenge beyond words sometimes as well. Thank you for reminding ME to slow down and take time.