Today is a brighter day, dull outside but brighter inside. There’s a little bit of everything in today’s blog. A few blogs back, I wrote about weight issues and problems relating to reflux that I’ve had for many years. I am concerned, but not unduly worried about what long term repercussions I may have now on losing weight or not gaining weight.
Because I deal with different things on a daily basis and stress seems to be coming in from those things, I cannot help but turn my thoughts to what I have been through this year and given the fact that we will soon be moving into another new year, I’m looking at the tough times my children have been through and wonder whether next year will be better for them.
I have written blogs about their struggles, but what I draw from them every time, is the inspirational qualities they possess. Through adversity they have managed so far to come through with their heads held high and although I try to help them work through their stuff, I know I have to let them try for themselves, even though the road is somewhat rocky.
It’s a tough world out there for any of us raising children and for our children too. As much as we would like, we cannot shield them all the time. Being assaulted in his first year away, my son has now moved on to his second year and is still working on coming to terms with his experiences. At 19 years old that was no age. Any age is hard enough, 19 is too young to have to work through those experiences.
I won’t be sad to see this year go, it’s been tough. I do, however, intend to look to 2011 with my usual optimism.