I recounted this story to my friend Liisa, and she
offered true and gracious words. “At least you are talking about
it now.” Way down in the depths of my heart, I believe that
just about every human being is doing the best that they can
on any given day. The same applies to me as mom.
Many things will happen along the parenthood journey
that disrupt or affect the kind of parenting we hope to practice.
Some we have a hand in choosing and some sneak up and
blindside us. Denial and silence around such things often
multiply the pain, but speaking the truth of them in love leads
to healing. As long as there is breath, it is never too late to
experience the balm of forgiveness that comes when we live
into the place of “at least you are talking about it now.”