The joyful miracle of giving birth to another life cannot be equalled. But with five strong characters to rear sometimes the great bones of my life feel so heavy. They could never be a ‘burden’ but getting it [parenting] right is.
Trying to avoid what I didn’t appreciate from my own childhood and install that confidence and curiosity that was absent. I closely watch other parents in order to learn what to do and what to abandon. Always praying that my kids will be grateful for their upbringing even though their father is mostly absent.
He does his best earning a substantial income but sadly had to go overseas to do that. I miss his invaluable input, the camaraderie of sharing our antidotes. Sure we do it on zoom but that’s a long stretch from snuggling up on the lounge. Will love win through.
“Sometimes the great bones of my life feel so heavy,” from Mary Oliver’s “Spring Azures.”