I Know

I can use these experiences to teach them how not to treat others. It can teach them to rise above the meanness, the petty and the ugly.

I know.

I can support, empower and love on them when they feel small, alone and scared.

I know.

I can be present.

I know.

It’s part of growing up.

I know.

You can’t keep them in a bubble.

I know.

People will be mean, it’s life. They are just kids. They have to learn how to stand up for themselves.

I know.

Part of life is heartbreak. And boy, with kids – will your heart break!

I know this one for sure.

I can arm them, and prepare them, but ultimately it’s up to them to make the choices they will make.

I know.

I cannot control other peoples’ kids. I can only provide a soft place for mine to land when things are harsh; when people don’t understand – or refuse to try.

I know.

…but sometimes my heart doesn’t.

 

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