We SHALL overcome

Why is it that it doesn’t matter if your kids are grown up and moved away– if something bad happens to them or they are hurting, it hurts us JUST as much, if not more, then if it happened to ourselves.

We want to fix it, change it, do anything possible thing we can to make it better, and if we can’t we at least want to help them through it.  We know having been there many times ourselves that each day things will feel a little better and eventually everything will be okay again.  We know  these are obstacles or “stumbling blocks”, in life that usually come when we are making some sort of progress and are designed for us to trip on, fall over, turn around at or just stop.  To find our way around these sidewalk-cracking boulders is the real key, and it’s not easy, but it is very possible.   And even, after a while of this fancy-footwork, obstacles can be reduced to mere rocks we can just kick out of the way… if we just keep trying and not letting them get us down.

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