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Tuesday, April 08, 2014

A quote for the week


My neighborhood book club picked a good one this month. I found myself laughing and crying while reading Beth Hoffman's Looking for Me.

This line is one of many that stood out to me as I read the book (ok, more like, DEVOURED the book). I know I have a lot to let go of before having a new baby, and it's something I'm consciously aware of every day. I need to let go of the memories of how hard it was and how painful and unsettling and overwhelming and... and... and... the list goes on. If I constantly use my experiences as a first-time mom to prepare me for being a second-time mom, I'm going to be miserable. So I want to keep working on letting it go. Instead I can focus on the fact that here I am, almost four years later, and I obviously survived. Not just that, but Aspen is a pretty amazing kid despite any of my short-comings. I have proof that those hard times are mostly just phases and it gets easier every day. Heck, it can get easier in a matter of minutes.

I enjoyed this reminder that moving on can be better than holding on. Whether related to a way of thinking, or to a way of doing things, or to people in our lives... it doesn't matter. Sometimes we have to let it go.

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2 comments:

  1. Beautiful! I'll have to read the book!

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  2. That is a great quote. Letting go is so hard some times. Some times my brain thinks it is better/safer to hold on, but it never is. You will be a great mom for this new addition.

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