Kate shares what she has learned throughout her 30s, even when life doesn’t go as planned.
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It just keeps getting better.
I know. It sounds like a cliche. It sounds like I’ve been reading too many blogs or magazines about unicorns and sparkles, but it is so, so true.
In my teens I was so worried about “what others thought of me.”
In my twenties, it shifted slightly to “what other moms thought of me.”
Now, as I approach 38, I find myself shrugging my shoulders and letting it fall off.
I’ve learned to forgive and actually forget. I worry about schedules and dinner and happy faces and loved hearts. I am able to look into the eyes of my family and do the best for them.
I am able to truly block out the hurtful comments and glances from others. Oh, I wish I had learned that years ago. I can actually remember praying for God to give me a worse memory so that I would stop carrying around the memories of hurt feelings.
I feel lighter every time I let something go.
Hang in there and please learn from us. Let it go. The only person it is weighing down is you. You are doing an amazing job! Just love your family and keep smiling.
Kate Eschbach is a photographer, a lover of snail mail and may break out into musical numbers at any time. She remains devoted to Jesus, her husband and her precious children. Kate blogs over at Songs Kate Sang.
Kate shares: I began my blog as a way to stay in touch with my sweet family back in Texas when I moved to Arizona. Since starting this on-line journal, I have read stories that filled my heart with complete love, I have seen pictures that moved me to tears and I have stood beside you on causes that stirred my entire being. What led me to blogland? Once upon a time, my husband was transferred to Arizona. I always pictured raising my family in Texas, sending my children to Texas A&M and retiring somewhere with huge trees and green fields, but God had a little different and wonderful plan for me. I have absolutely fallen in love with the desert. I adore the unexpected colors and the stillness of the star-filled nights.