Why do some people seem wired to worry and others just live their life with ease? I am usually falling under the first scenario. However, I am learning. I am learning to let the worry go and focus on the things I can change. Worrying doesn't get us anywhere except higher blood pressure!
It certainly isn't easy. Parenting gives us many, many reasons to worry.
Does my child have friends in school?
Are his or her grades on track?
Are they safe when they get to school?
The list could go on and on. Some of these we can control. We can have our children study and try their best. We can build their self esteem so they are comfortable to meet new people. We can teach them stranger safety and what to do in case of an emergency. We cannot keep them in a bubble (although I know we try).
I want my girls to enjoy and savor life's moments. Yes, I want them to be street smart and aware of their environment; I do not want them to be scared to try new things. I want them to leave the worrying to me (remember I am learning to let it go).
Life on earth is too short. We never know when our life is going to have a dramatic change. I want to teach my girls to live each day to the fullest. Follow your dreams and follow your heart. I hope inside those moments you will find God leading you in the right direction.
Do not worry if you have built your castles in the air. They are where they should be. Now put the foundations under them.
~Henry David Thoreau
Hi I'm Jen, married to my best friend for 15 1/2 years and a Mom to 3 beautiful, energetic girls. This blog is about life, learning to live with Grace and Girls Raised In The South (GRITS). Thanks for spending some time in my small part of the world! I hope you find a story you can relate to and you'll want to come back!
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