I've been putting off writing this next post for one reason; it’s full of positivity, bonding and love. Us Too is supposed to be a blog about families struggling with mental illnesses, and lately I feel as if it’s coming across as one big brag fest. Plus it deals with “girl stuff”, which doesn’t make me uncomfortable, but it's not for everyone.
The thing is, all of this is our story. Like in any family, you get the good with the bad, the easy with the difficult, the function with the dysfunction. Thankfully, when Jordan was in 6th grade she was bright, happy, and confident. Here’s what happened…
I got a text from Jordan saying she had something to tell me. I asked if it had to do with basketball. “No”. Friends? “Nope”. Your body?? “I don’t know...”. So I knew. She got her period. My baby was becoming a woman! It's funny, you know it's going to happen, but when the day finally arrives, it's still confusingly astonishing. Or maybe it's just me?
What happened next made me tear up. One of Jordan’s friends, who needed bras but “couldn’t” talk to her mom about it, told Jordan how lucky she was because she could talk to me about anything. Yay! (please keep in mind that the actual word "yay" came straight out of my journal.)
Now I ask you, what more could a mom want than that?