Thursday, April 07, 2011
Thursday - half way through the work week. More than halfway through school. I am feeling slightly overwhelmed on behalf of my daughter. She worked till 11 pm. She has a math quiz, and in class English essay and a Socials test. All today - along with a dance critique that is due. Part of her stress is poor planning on her part - that is not her strength. She also doesn't like when I jump in and organize her life because it makes her feel even less capable.... so we dance our way through,... she will figure it out. But, I feel for her because I despise the feeling that you are barely able to keep your head above water.
My son has his own worries too. Which he shared with me - which is hard for him. He is not a sharer. I am hoping he sensed my support. Again. More more important to listen rather than offer my interpretation of the event or my solution. Sometimes solutions are overrated.
I wish I could make their lives easier. I hope they are learning to stand firm in the discomfort and work their way through. I hope they see that I struggle with the same challenges and survive. Bruised but alive. Does that sound dramatic and over stated? Life can be a tough go. But, there are moments of joy and peace. I am learning that we take the joy and peace and bliss as it comes - they carry us through the difficult bits - and so it goes. There is no other path but that one. Ebb and flow.