“Mommy, please don’t look back,” Little Man said as I stood at the sink washing dishes.
Confused, I asked, “What do you mean?”
“Please don’t look back Mommy.”
“Look back at what?”
“Don’t look back because I don’t want you to turn into salt like that other mommy.” He wrapped his arms around my waist and I bent to scoop him up. Pressing his cheek against mine, he said, “I love you too much.”
I look at where we are as a family today, and I will freely admit that Russ and I are imperfect parents. We do our best, we make mistakes, we learn, we grow, we mess up, and at the core of everything – we really love our children. We want them to know that in their very souls.
Russ and I are working hard not to look back with regret at what we could have or should have done – we did our best, and now we are pressing forward.
How about you? Are you tempted to look back?
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