Wednesday, July 9, 2008

keeping perspective

Title of this blog is "one step removed" and I often need to remind myself that my daughters' lives and mine really are seperate and I need to keep that step removed and not call incessantly to find out that everyone is well and pregnancy continues. I really don't do the crazy Jewish mother stereotype phone calls (much). I just want to. There is absolutely no reason for me to be worried at this time (other than that life is uncertain and you just never know...) Both daughters looked radiant when I saw them just a few days ago. It's me that wants to manage my own anxiety by knowing what's going on every minute and I need to just go read a book or something. Loving from an appropriate distance is tricky choreography.

3 comments:

Mary said...

< Loving from an appropriate distance is tricky choreography. >

I hear you...and agree!

Ruth said...

You know I've never been that concerned with "appropriate". You can always call....

(and yes, as of right this moment Sprout and I are fine).

SeaStar said...

Ruhooli - you are a mother's treasure and delight, a compassionate blessing of a dauther. And I go to be thankful one more night that you and Sprout thrive. (Chris too and Joanna and all her kin and Bob too...)