Just this morning as our 14 year old was making plans to meet up with friends outside, I turned to my husband Josh and said,
"I don't know if I'm strong enough to be a parent of a teenager".
Truth is, I'm scared.
Of his actions and his peers'.
Of the world he's launching into.
And there's more...
I'm both sad and excited.
Sad because I have loved being his mom and I can feel like this precious time is slipping by AND excited because our relationships are deepening, we are having awesome (and awkward) conversations and I can see a pathway toward a lifetime of connection.
I can also see that my thoughts & fears are normal and expected during these years AND that I have a choice in which thoughts I focus on.
I don't know what the future holds for any of us, but I do know that I want and choose to trust that my strength, my love, and my intention will be just enough to see it through.
Do you ever feel like you are not quite "enough" in some aspect of your life or work?
Consider if your expectations are simply too high for the circumstance and ask yourself....what would be just enough for now, in this moment?
I know this question brings me peace and I hope it does for you too!