My Son’s Optimism For the Future Continues to Amaze Me

“Ryan didn’t know it, but his response soothed my heart and made me feel good. Here was a flashing neon sign that our son was okay — more than okay. Here was the confirmation I needed that despite all the changes and the scary situations, Ryan felt safe and secure. After a year-and-a-half of distance learning, masked walks to our favorite neighborhood cafe for smoothies to go, and celebrating holidays with grandparents over FaceTime, Ryan was okay. More than that: he was optimistic, positive, and confident.”

I’m proud to share the news that the paragraph above is taken from a recently published essay, “My Son’s Optimism For the Future Continues to Amaze Me.” 

You know how, as parents, you often wonder if you’re doing enough? If you’re handling a difficult situation well-enough? 

This was my son’s way of saying, “Yep. You’re doing enough.”

You can click here to be re-directed to Moms Don’t Have time to Write to read the essay in its entirety.

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