As any of you who are mothers know, the job comes with a unique set of joys and heartbreaks that is unlike any other occupation or avocation known to humankind.
Sometimes you are amazed by how the tiniest thing your sweet child says or does can just melt your heart and fill you with the most profound sense of joy.
Other times you may wonder what ever possessed you to procreate in the first place. I have, on more than one occasion, been overheard asking Jay "whose idea was it to have kids anyway"??? Yes, sometimes the little munchkins can be exasperating.
In the past few months, I have experienced an entirely new phase of motherhood - that of sitting on the sidelines while my daughter gets her heart broken into pieces and then wading neck deep into the muck to deal with the emotional aftermath. Peter, Becca's boyfriend of three years, broke up with her two days before Christmas. They are back to texting "as friends" but still not back to being "a couple" and it has been over a month since they have seen each other face to face.
Becca is still holding out hope, still waiting on a miracle. Her emotions are all over the map. And I've been on the wacky ride with her... which lead to this layout:
All papers and elements from Sue Cunningham's 2010 52 Inspirations collection, week 40, over at OScraps.com. And I have to admit, I copied her layout almost identically.
The layout will include this bit of hidden journaling, via a pull out tab behind the layout:
Ali Edwards "Long Journalers" available at Designer Digitals.
I wouldn't trade my job as her mother for anything in the world. But I'm not ashamed to admit that I'm having a bit of trouble dealing with this particular phase of life. I'll be relieved when it finally resolves, one way or the other...
*This post is part of Storytelling Sunday. For more great stories, visit Sian over at From High In The Sky and click on the links!