When the dark shines through

No less daunting than becoming a new parent is the parenting of teens and young adults. Even under the easiest, the lightest of circumstances, I am lost.

At what point did we lose sight of their visions.

At what point did we become the enemy.

At what point did their reality become our nightmare.

At what point do we return to normal?

I love my children. I love parenting. I love that their friends hang out here and with us. These are the wonders of parenting, the successes, the wins, the luck really. These moments I treasure. And yet…

It is the smaller moments, the periods of quiet, of dark, of loneliness and sadness that make life hard, that make the greatest impressions, that make us question all we’ve done and all we do. It is the dark that makes us question our decisions, our ideas, our choices. It is the dark that makes us rethink everything. It is the dark that shines the brightest and make us fear the most.

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