I have something on my shoulder

“Grief on one shoulder, gratitude on the other”

Ann Patchett,

When parenting became a part of my life I often would say that I didn’t know that their would be so much grief in parenting. For every step forward, we must grief what has been lost. The small sweet fleeting moments. Sometimes wishing that they could stay the sweet young precious baby that life hasn’t taken hold of yet. Their innocence is so special. Their outlook their experiences are mostly positive and excited by the worlds around them.

I always liked working with teenagers. When they were in the cusp of childhood innocence to adolescent angst. It often causes me to think of how we all want to remember that innocent happy feeling about life. And we all long for it. The feelings of love, protection, excitement and strength to face whatever changes come their way. Excited by the challenge.