Posts tagged Parenting
Journal 2/14/19: The Battle Rages Daily

Of all my adventures, having children has marked me the most deeply. I’m not sure I can string together the words to explain something that has cut into me so very deeply and yet simultaneously covered all the other marks. Having children plunged me into the battle of my life between complete selfishness and utter selflessness. And this battle rages daily in a way I never expected. There isn’t any real balance to this gig. The hope is that you are happy at the end of it all, though, and that feels like too big a gamble to just go at it haphazardly. Yikes!

Lord knows, I'm not getting all of this right. Most days, I question if I am getting ANY of it right. But if I am good at anything, it is creating frameworks within which I can try to make sense of the senseless.... This is how I am currently waging war on my own daily battle.

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Journal 1/23/19: In Pursuit of Knowledge- Kids in the Woods

With a renewed sense of responsibility and an awareness of the good that can be accomplished (if he could just harness the power of fire), he sets out into the woods to try to decipher what items will burn. What will work as tender, what will light quickly or burn slowly?

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