The Silver Lining and Parenting
It has been a busy late winter, early spring. The weather has been absolutely alluring. I have been enjoying it and preparing for several upcoming events. My daughters and I came back from a girls only vacation from Orlando, Florida. I wish I could say it was a perfect trip, however, things went wrong and it was not as ideal as I would have liked it to be.
But I did maintain my composure and model for my girls to make the best out of a not so good situation. Ultimately, we enjoyed the Florida sun, Universal Studios and just being away and together. I showed my girls to appreciate the silver lining, even if it is elusive.
It was our first time there and we learned a lot for the next time. They learned to make the best of a situation. I’m glad, we are glad we did it. It was a good experience. So we are moving on. My middle daughter is attending a prom with a friend, my brother is getting married in June and I may be getting laid off before next school year. Oops, did I just type that out loud?
A little bitter with the sweet. Yes, some real changes are coming and again, I will make the best of it. My girls are watching me and I must say my track record with responding to difficulties has not been that great. So I am making some choices to roll with the punches. I still have some good things happening in my life, new-found friends online and a world of opportunities. I will embrace that. You never know what tomorrow holds.
I am working on a project to revitalize my life. As I gain more freedom as a parent, because my children are much older, I have decided to focus more on myself and fulfillment. I have also realize that my girls listen to more of what I “do” than what I “say”. That is primarily why I took a different approach to dealing with difficulty in front of them. In order to raise them right, I have to live it.
So, happy May to all and here’s to finding the silver lining.
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