It is so easy to get wrapped up in our own problems in life and since Jonah Wynn has passed away I have been consumed with healing the grief I feel as well as trying to improve my own physical health. But for day twenty-six I add a new dimension to my healing, to check in on how others are doing.
So much has happened outside of my own vortex and today I took the time to talk to some of my family and friends to see how they are doing. I also checked in with my now teenage son, at age fifteen, to talk about life, his life, and how he is doing. I have always thought of Tanner and Rion as “old souls” and often forget that they too are human and like all of us makes mistakes.
I place a lot of pressure on Tanner as I want him to continue to be a role model for his sister Rion. Rion adores her big brother and when most kids her age complain about their siblings she stands by him and sees him as the brother who can do no wrong.
I then had a similar life talk with my daughter and she too shared her goals, things she strives to improve on, and I explained to her as well that we all make mistakes and that it is not the mistakes that count but rather what we do with them and how we grow because of them.
Our children grow up before our eyes and it so important to keep the lines of communication open. I hope my children will always know much they are loved and that regardless of the challenge that is put forth I will always have both the “time” and “want” to listen.
Day Twenty-six: Check in on how others are doing.