A heavy weight to carry  

collaredmuff01 52F
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8/10/2006 5:17 pm

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8/10/2006 5:20 pm

A heavy weight to carry

I was talking to my kids about their lives and what's going on in their world. Surprisingly, my oldest told me she is afraid. So I asked her to tell me more. She's heard about the raise in security here in the US, she knows about the fighting over in the middle east and the terrosistic plots that exist. Her concern was for own family as life is difficult enough for us as it is. She wanted security that I couldn't give her. I don't know what tomorrow is going to bring. I have no magic crystal ball. I assured her that whatever happens in the world today, we will push through like always. My little family, my 2 daughter's (teengagers) and I, are survivors. I went on further to explain that we really have no control over what others do, only ourselves. It is unsettling for children to see and hear of the events out in the big world. I can't protect them forever. After dinner was done, she retreated to her room. I sat and thought about this myself. I tried to imagine what it would be like to have bombs falling around you, losing loved ones, the insanity of war and having no role in the events taking place but feeling the consequences of the actions of others. Funny, but I was suddenly displaced back in time to my marriage. Yes, I do know what it is like to not have that security. My daughter's do also, but they just don't realize it.

Muffy da Brat

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