I didn’t go quite that far, but to get Ry to his counselor appointment I did share that I go to one too.
My trip to Michigan was interesting last time. A bunch of ah-ha moments. Surprisingly, not as many crazy aunt and nephew moments as I thought there would be. The week was about bonding and support. I loved the experience. Ry is truly a sweet kid and loved hanging with the peanut. Jenn and I also spent quality girl time together that included lots of hearts to heart.
When sharing with Ry that I have a therapist I realized that the work I have done over the last three some years has gotten me to the point where I can share it without a grimace. I can honestly share many of my feelings and not have everything about me. I the ability to acknowledge when I am hurt and then put it aside. Not letting my ego take over and run the show is huge!
There was also a lot of discovery and acceptance going on.
1) I am ready to trust my judgement.
2) Remembering and working hard to accept that I am not here to “fix” anything or everything outside of myself.
3) I have more to work on, because I am human.
Hanging with the friend that you have known for almost 41 years tends to bring out the honesty. That is something I will always be thankful.
Peace and blessings.