The freedom of being me is sometimes away from my awareness…Until i am in the presence of Liam. Thirty months old and yet wise as a thirty-year old. It is sometimes amazing. But when I am with Liam, I know that any struggles I experience can provide comfort and direction for others at a later time. In a small way, I see that with Liam. When he wants to do something, he will find a way, cunning or straight forward. And, yes, as a grandmother, I often times facilitate that. But it is within that I know that it is all a part of his learning and still a part of my lifelong learning. It is a toddler who can sense danger in the shadows, but when they are dancing the shadows are all a part of the fun! It is an interesting perspective because, as adults, worry is sometimes a shadow of our dark side–the side that forgets that everything will always be as it should. We forget to dance because we are worrying, and that is when I learn from Liam that life is a dance, sometimes fast, sometimes slow, sometimes happy, sometimes sad, but in the end, we always feel better when we dance!
Published by Janice Marie