Because life
never stops teaching.

Journaling for awareness. Growing for life.

October, 2012

I woke up this morning with determination. I had a full day ahead, and I wasn’t sure how it would all come together.

On the way to school the boys sang loudly while Adeline tried to tell me something important. “Mom, I need to practice jumping rope,” she told me. I could see in the rearview mirror that her eyes were a little wet. “My friends at school are really good at it, and I’m… I’m just not,” she explained.

“You probably just need a little practice,” I tried to soothe. “Let’s jump rope after school; it will be fun.”

She smiled with her chin out, the way she always does when she’s trying to be brave. And when I left her at …

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