Tuesday, August 05, 2008


Harrison fell off a swing tonight at the park because he was standing on it being reckless.  My big boy, who doesn't want to be called "baby" anymore, came running to me and wrapped his little arms all the way around my waist, shaking with tears streaming down his face.  I instinctively knew how to comfort him and within a minute or two he was running back to play with his sister.

When a person is hurting emotionally, I can't hug away the pain.  Watching a person you love, in pain, has got to be one of the hardest things to experience.  I can offer my ear, my shoulder, or a bottle of his favorite beer, but none of these can fix what is broken.

Not having control over life, and it's events, can be awful.  However, I also know that things usually happen the way they are supposed to.  I will try to hang onto that thought.

6 comments:

blackbird said...

oh...this sounds sort of ominous...I hope everything is okay.

kbreints said...

I hope that things work themselves out....

Jeanna said...

I'm sorry Chris is hurting. I'm assuming B's plans have changed, but I hope I'm wrong.

Hang in there.

Anonymous said...

I really hope Ben's plans didn't change. I know how much that sucks. Best wishes.

Modern Crush said...

What you wrote is what I have in my head, but spelled out on paper. Only I wish the person who has caused the hurting read your post instead of me.

bella rum said...

Ups and downs. Life is so messy. I wish for the best outcome.