Sometimes

9 Jan

Snowy HeartSometimes, when your daughter polishes off a week’s worth of homework in one night because she forgot her workbook at school the day before, when she finishes proudly at bedtime with hardly any drama, when she implodes and paints you into the devil for making her brush her teeth, when she terrifies herself with the power of tween anger, when your partner steps in briefly and paves the way for your entrance into the room of jagged breath and many tears, when you smooth your daughter’s hair finally, sitting on the edge of her bed, when you share with confidence that she will get past this anger, when you begin to understand from her that she doesn’t believe in lasting love because people all the time every day get divorced, it is a time for petting and calm and patience and love and trust and eventually, it is a time for calmer breath… and sleeping. Sometimes.

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3 Responses to “Sometimes”

  1. Martha January 10, 2014 at 9:00 am #

    Yes. (nodding in understanding this too well)

    • RoiAnn January 10, 2014 at 9:21 am #

      I thought of you while I was writing this, Martha, wondering if you’d relate!

      • Martha January 10, 2014 at 6:24 pm #

        its like you live in my house… thanks for putting these things down in writing. it helps to feel supported and not so “crazy”

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