Monday, October 5, 2009

one of the hardest things as a parent...

is watching your kids go thru hard times. To feel their pain yet know that as time goes on everything will be ok. That's a part of life, a part of growing up and for all the happy, fun times in life - there will also be a lot of sad, hurtful, lonely times that make them into the person that they are becoming. When your kids are little, you tend to want to step in and fight their battles for them, but as they get older - you need to step back to help them to learn how to deal with the difficulties on their own, in their own time. But as a parent, you want to put a band-aid on your kids pain and make it all go away. Knowing you can't is the hard part. All we can do is love them, give them encouragement, listen, have faith in the fact that we have raised smart, interesting, caring people and give lots of hugs & kisses along the way!
(photo via here)

9 comments:

Tracy said...

I know you are a good Mom! XXOO to you and Steff.

A.Love said...

But I want to fight ALL the battles for him...I know though, I know I can't. I wish he would never have to face on!

Behind These Blue Eyes said...

Thanks mom =)

i love you

Gigi said...

What a wonderful mum you are; I can just tell. I went through a really rough patch a couple of years ago, and my mum was such a source of strength through it all. She couldn't, of course, fix anything for me, but she was always there to listen and guide. How lucky am I?

Have a great day, lovely Cathi. xoxo

jociegal said...

Really great post. I am not a parent, but I can only imagine how difficult this is. However, just the fact that you are putting this much thought into it makes me realize what a great parent you are.

Beach Vintage said...

You know I cant thank you enough for todays post. My little 3 year old is going into hospital tomorrow and I am so so sad. Although only a day procedure, this post has made me feel so much better. Thank-you Cathi. Simone xxxx

tishjett@yahoo.com said...

I know, it's awful. I think if they know they're loved they're safe from everything.

But you know that.

Cathi said...

TRACY - Thank you! I appreciate you so much! XXOO

A.LOVE - That's our first instinct to protect our babies...

STEPHANIE - I love you too, babe...you're the best! XXOO

GIGI - You are very lucky too...I have a pretty wonderful mom myself!

JOCIEGAL - Thank you....It's a tough thing to watch, but with love and time we all seem to get thru things.

BEACH VINTAGE - you're welcome....my heart goes out to you and your 3 year old..everything will be ok...:) Hugs to you!

TISH - You're absolutely right!

m i c h e l l e said...

Thank goodness for our Moms! Now as a mother myself and totally understand how you are feeling ... It's so hard. Hugs to you both xo

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