“In the midst of divorce, now, more than ever, my children look to me. They look to me to see how merciful and generous I am in good times. They look to me to see how strong and faithful I am in bad times. They watch, they listen, and they model. Years from now I want my children to remember a childhood lived well, with a mother who was loving, consistent, devoted, funny, disciplined, playful, and totally present and emotionally available. ”
By: Kristin Armstrong: A Work in Progress
Absolute authenticity…Absolute WBA
Addendum 11/17/16-On a rather unfortunate note: my sister perseveres in her relationship with my ex-husband which has resulted in tension for us as co-parents. This has also divided extended family as she seeks support for her cause. She is a perfectionist who may be crushed to one day find that she might see from her daughters what she has modeled for them(unless they know it is bullshit). Pretty sure this breaks every girl and family code across all cultures.
It is a miracle that I do not tell her about herself. In doing so I would only compromise myself. And yet I fantasize daily of telling her. That would be more assy and unwholesome than I care to be. Plus, I think she knows.