It was a rough week in the Smith house. Both of the kids were sick with fevers. Lucien encountered bulling for the first time (I’m still feeling broken-hearted about it myself). Money is tight. And we were even at each other a little bit, Thomas and I. When that happens, we realize we’re letting things get to us in such a way that life is having effect on our family on a personal level, and we need to just let go and chin up.
That’s hard. Sometimes when you are stressed, you almost want to hold onto it. I think it’s a defensive measure… sort of like, clinging on to the edge of the cliff that you are hanging from. But today, we let go of those feelings. It was actually really easy… (really) maybe because our strength for the negative is simply fizzling out, but I’d rather think that we were enduring a test we passed with flying colors. And yes, those stressed and negative feelins will return one day… it’s only natural. But I can promise you now that we’ll always chin up, again and again.
//Photos by SKV