‘Alice, you keep missing a step, salt then lemon — and listen, he’s not worth the hangover you’re going to have in the morning.’
‘Therefore, our vision encompasses men and women walking together as equals, where families, communities and nations honour differences and similarities, allowing and encouraging everyone to express their infinite potential’
It isn’t denial. Although I have been asked empathetically several times since my husband’s cancer diagnosis, in no uncertain terms, well the terms probably were uncertain, as the words ‘ do you really understand what’s happening, because if you do you couldn’t possibly remain this upbeat, optimistic, positive’ have never actually left anyone’s lips, but the sentiment has been inferred. It is always well meaning, void of ill feeling and completely out of genuine concern, but never by anyone who truly knows me.
As the first month of 2017 comes to an end, I realise for the most part, January has been all about letting go for me. As my two kiddos, now teenagers, step fearlessly toward their new found independence on their way to adulthood, I’m trying to step out of their way. For me letting go…
Letting a child hear the word No, now, will make it far easier for them to say later!