This role of parenting is hard. Finding the balance between being a supportive mother and still instilling values and boundaries can be so trying. With my boy being a tween, this challenge is becoming more apparent and causing me to stretch myself.
It's so difficult when you can see a path or better choices so clearly and they can't. Why is that? Why don't they just do what we say? I know...it's their path. It's their choice. I'm here to guide my son. But ultimately, it's his choice whether or not he receives that guidance.
Pulling away from angry and easing into love, compassion and support often is a daily struggle. Frequently, I don't have the answers, and sometimes it's so hard that I want to shake someone. But then, I remember he's also this guy...
I'm learning to get quiet, look in his eyes and see that he's doing the best he can with what he's got.