1. Cheryl Clarys
    November 25, 2019 @ 10:11 am

    On my…I adore this perspective! You are so spot on and Jack deserves this. What a fabulous mom you are. Really we ALL deserve this…just a little bit of ME time to be heard and be made to feel special. Even YOU need this Carrie! What a handsome son you have. Thank you for sharing an updated picture of Jack. Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family!


  2. Tiffany Collins
    November 25, 2019 @ 10:55 am

    Going to try this with my Jack


  3. Mary Beth Danielson
    November 25, 2019 @ 11:41 am

    I’m a grandparent now and I have wondered about this.When I was raising my kids, it was almost always about the future – getting them ready to leave the house, getting them ready for college, getting them ready for the rest of their lives. Now we have these tiny kids and we will never live long enough to see the ends of their stories (I sincerely hope we don’t). So I see them now, when we get the chance to be with them. Now is enough for grandparents. Such a different way to be around kids who are mine.


  4. Sandy Hartzog
    November 25, 2019 @ 2:27 pm

    Thank you. I needed this.


  5. Whit
    November 25, 2019 @ 8:18 pm

    Well said as always. Have a wonderful Thanksgiving with your family.


  6. Ginger
    November 26, 2019 @ 11:10 am

    Thanks so much for this reminder! I’m especially glad for it right before my son will be home from school for several days. I think we’ve done a pretty awesome job at letting him be himself even though that often looks different because of the crushing anxiety, ADHD, and ALL the sensory issues. Still though, the older he gets the more stuff we try to “work on”. I need to be reminded to let him just be. I feel your struggle, we have other kids, we’re tired, we want him to be prepared to do whatever he wants in life, we want to be able to go to out as a family, his sisters want to be able to sing in the same room as him…
    It feels like there is so little time and so much to accomplish but without joy what’s the point. It’s good to be reminded of this from time to time!


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