Friday, December 26, 2014

Day 14....

Family gatherings are often


Stress is high,

tempers flare,
and when you can't be honest with yourself

you invariably hurt others.

Such a burst happened at our holiday gathering

and was enough to shut it down

Polite murmurings and goodbyes....

the party was over.

It happens.

But through it all, I was proud of my children.

Each of them

made decisions to nurture and protect their own family unit
and their personal family holiday.

I have made many mistakes as a parent.... but today I saw good fruit.

My kids can take care of their own home, hearth and spirit.

And in the midst of the emotional turmoil, this brought me JOY

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