such a change is the entrance of something dramatic and oft
times painful into our lives. For me, this was just around the
corner.
Reflection
Dear sons of mine,
I stand with Kierkegaard in this sentiment: “Life can only be understood
backwards; but it must be lived forwards.” There was much that your
young mom had little understanding of as she joyfully welcomed you into
this world. Though acknowledgement of this truth is critical, the deeper
regret softens as time passes and forgiveness is extended. All that has come
before today informs and revamps the relationship of this day as we walk
hand in hand with grace alongside.
My wish for you is that with mindfulness and intention, you will shed
repeating and rebelling, and choose your own way forward. It is with great
love and respect that I stand on the sidelines and cheer you on as you create
your very own story.
Love,
Mom
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