I have always said any child with a grandparent is blessed. Now i get to be on the other end of that. At Christmas i found out i am going to be a grandma this summer. Yes there will be a lot of competition. Both new parents come from divorced homes. Both have several sets of grandparents as well. This baby will be loved. I find myself thinking about what it means to be a grandparent after the intensity of single parenting. I hope i will listen, and spend time with the child. I know with my own kids i was busy a lot with working, keeping house and being the main taxi driver. I know my kids lacked in mom time. I spent time with them all over the Christmas Holiday and i focused on really listening and not being anxious about the "what's next" getting here or there, just enjoying the moment. And i did Enjoy every moment. Thank God for second chances.
Jennifer talks about the struggle of feeling like she needs to work more to make more money. But then she is not home with her kids. When she is home with the kids she feels like she "should" be working more. Listen to her audio. And check out her cool website
Spent time with a fellow single mom today. We encouraged eachother and built eachother up. We helped eachother with our projects. It was fun, constructive, energizing, encouraging and life giving. Thanks Jen
A colleague and I were talking over lunch about timing. When I first became a life coach I couldn't get started. I was really stuck. The coach assigned to me from school was doing her best to help me. One session she just validated where I was and the fact that i was stuck. She let me be where I was. Once that happened and i accepted my circumstances, i was able to make a plan to move forward. I mentioned to my colleague that i couldn't move forward. She responded "it was a choice" I became frustrated because although it was a choice, it was also because of my difficult circumstances. So whether I liked it or not, that was where i was for the time being while i dealt with more pressing issues. I guess what i realized out of it was that coach Kathy from coaching school gave me a gift so few of us offer to family members and friends. The gift of being where I was and not pressing me to do what she wanted for me, what she thought was good for me but respected my need to stay stuck for a bit longer. I will always be grateful for that session and i hope that i will be the kind of coach that pushes you when you need it and respects your sense of timing. Some times we just need some
Laurie Ann Hardie