to practice, i took the kids to the river by myself this past sunday.
i passed the test, i think.
the changes we're making, however, is already taking its toll on a certain little girl and her moms. a whole lot of night-terror-separation-anxiety-ridden-sleepless-restless nights for three out of four of us.
the boy - the only one of us getting any sleep these days - is going through his own brand of growing pains.
we're all doing our best, day-to-day. and everything's going to be all right.
but i'll be honest. i've been feeling frayed at the edges. raw. vulnerable.
i'm thinking of course of the boston marathon explosions, war zones all over the world, and bullying victims like rehteah parsons.
my heart is heavy.
: to be kind at every opportunity
: scatter hope to the wind
: stay grateful and look for beauty - especially in unexpected places
: hold on to everything near and dear
: forge forward with mindfully present intentions.