Wednesday, May 24, 2017

To Share or Not to Share

I have been contemplating not sharing from my next journal entry, but it's not because the subject matter is difficult, painful, or cringe-worthy. Regretfully these entries will eventually come, but at this stage in our lives, things were moving along quite smoothly.

I wasn't sure I should share, because I didn't want to come across as that obnoxious mom who brags too much.  Then I thought to myself: How can I get across the true intensity, the pain and confusion of what we experienced, without conveying some of the proud mama moments?  

I think it's important to realize that not all kids who have "issues" come from messed up families. Unfortunately, years ago I believed if a child had problems, something or someone caused them. And guess who I put the blame on? The parents.

Cringe, right? Or maybe karma. I'm not sure...

Of course today I realize this is absolutely not true. Sure, some people struggle more than others. And yes, if a person finds it difficult to cope and manage their own life, then raising a child will be... complicated. But the thing is, ultimately everyone has their own unique story. Plus, we can't forget the whole nature verses nurture argument.

So in the next entry I will gloat a bit about a time when Jordan totally stood up for a friend who was being bullied, relentlessly.

Because it was a beautiful thing. :)

Thank you.

Us Too

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