so i am home with a child recovering from a night of throw up and fever. she responds like a champ to kids ibuprofen so right now she seems completely normal, like maddeningly normal. . . but in 4.3 hours, when that dose runs out… its back to weep and groan and moan. . . so there. there is that.
i am mom, hear me roar. again. this season has been ridiculous. RIDICULOUS.
its nice that so many years have passed of momming now… i get tired… but i’m not nearly as depleted as I was when it was new, and there were two under three… its a huge universe of different.
i’m not as ragged anywhere… sometimes i think back to that time and i wonder how i even got through it. i was in a marriage that didn’t give me a feeling of safety, or any real sense of ‘break’… i was home with kids all the time and i was overwhelmed by all of it. i was completely unsure that I existed, outside of what i ‘did’.
i was some kind of raggedy.
there is a real reservoir of peace in my life now. it sits right next to the reservoir of fear that i also have. twinning.
honestly, i can’t tell you if the peace pond has gotten deeper or if the fear reservoir is wider or if there’s more peace because the kids are older or because Hubs is out of the picture? I mean, thats a whole lot of choice and powerful changes, right?
I was supposed to have a meeting with my Reiki teacher, chakra carol, today… but because of kid sickness it was cancelled. I mean, if i had a dollar for every time i’d had to cancel something because of kids? sheesh…
anyhow. so we talked on the phone and i bedazzled her with a million items to talk about before she waited me out to exhaustion. and then… things like this.
We are all on a journey to peace. we just don’t all know it.
Acknowledging the fear is the beginning of unraveling it.
I don’t have to go on a shamanic journey, naked in the desert, to deal with my fears, I just have to keep noticing them. Noticing when I feel them, when I avoid them, what I think they might be…
and Not being ready doesn’t mean Never being ready.
So there are days like this, when little is done but laundry and a movie or two… and still, i can drift a thousand times more whole than i ever was before, and there is still work to be done. but here i am. existing.