As our kids grow, they encounter illness, stitches, broken bones, displaced elbows, chicken pox, and lots of other such lovely things.
Well, at least if you are MY kids.
Those are easily fixed. Lots of money changes hands, threads stitched, colorful casts made, creams given….and you’re all set.
And kisses from mommy always help.
But what do you do when the hurt is on the inside? How do you fix that?
Toss in a mom who is trying desperately to balance the needs of teens with little ones….and you’ve got a mess.
My big girl is struggling. Not with academics….all A’s right now. But struggling with roommates, living spaces, being apart from best friends, missing the boyfriend, not feeling special,....... and the list goes on.
I love when she comes home because we can talk for real. Trying to talk via email, text, or even phone just doesn’t cut it.
How do I help? What can I do to ease the pain? Barbie band-aids just don't work right now.
I remember being her age and struggling too. One of my best memories of college was when my mom came up for the day and brought me a pillow she made that said….
You are Special
I still cry just thinking about that day.
Not sure my mom even knows that.
My baby is not feeling special, feeling lost, and drifting. And I can’t help her. It makes me sad.
How I wish I could sprinkle some pixie dust and make everything okay. Wouldn’t that be wonderful?
If you have pixie dust you can share, please mail it to me.
I hate not being able to kiss away the hurt.