Professor Mom

Chronicles the life of a mom, teacher, and writer trying to stay sane amid the chaos of daily life.



mouse's picture mouse

I'm trying to focus more on the moment, though in conjunction with the idea that "this too shall pass." I have a tendency to look at how things should be and focus on when we get there, but it makes me too impatient with what's happening right then. It's a little easier for me to handle these things when I can remember "it is what it is" and proceed from there.

Aliki McElreath's picture Aliki McElreath

I have a hard time with the "this too shall pass" part of things, too, mainly because it's so hard to keep perspective when your in the middle of something painful and difficult. But I'm working on it...

Omaha Mama's picture Omaha Mama

Wow. Now you've made me feel like I might cry. It's all so true. SO true. My mom and I were talking about 2007 last week and about the time that my nephew was sick and I missed Christmas that year with them because I was so sick. I told my mom that I really thought I would DIE, I was so sad. So devastated. She said, "And you didn't." Nope, I didn't die. In fact, I am tougher now. I know what I can live through. :0)
We learn as many lessons as parents as we provide for our children.
This is one of my favorite of your posts. Thanks for sharing. And that picture? Made me smile.

Aliki McElreath's picture Aliki McElreath

Thanks, Omaha. It's difficult to step back and just see that one moment for what it is: a moment in time.