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I Cry Silently

I Cry Silently

I cry at night
alone
silently.

I let the tears slip down my face.
I can't let anyone hear
This pain.

These tears burn my cheeks
My sobs catch in my throat
It can't be changed.

I give my silent tears to the night
In the morning I go on
There is no other way.

The Oak and the Reeds

There is an old Aesop's Fable of The Oak and the Reeds.  An oak and a reed were arguing about their strength.  A strong wind came up, the reed avoided being uprooted by bending and moving with the gusts.  The oak stood firm and was torn up by the roots. 

But really there is only so much bending a person can take.  I've had enough wind gust for a life time and I'm tired of bending and moving to those gusts.  I need a break from the wind please.  Or I need to build a wind break.

Heart Hurt

Being a mom is hard work.  It's hard work physically when they are small and hard work emotionally when they are adults.  It's hard to see your child even if he or she is an adult have their heart hurt.  You can't really help and it reminds you of all the times you've suffered the same.  It just all round hurts.

I know that learning is sometimes about painful experiences and you can't and shouldn't take that away from anyone.  The hard times are sometimes what and when you learn the most from.  You learn resilience, patience and strength from difficult times.  Would you want your child never to learn those important lessons?  Every good parent wants their children to learn and grow and be happy in life.  You can't insulate them from every bump or pain or you take away their chance to grow.

So my heart hurts tonight for my adult child and it sucks.  I know what they will learn from this experience but I wonder what the heck I am learning from this?  I've…