It’s OK to let go, my son told my daughter.
We were sorting through their freshly cleaned laundry deciding what is staying and what would be donated.
My daughter is a lot like me, everything she is given holds sentimental value to her. It’s more challenging for her to let go.
I explained to our kids that we would be going through their clothes and if they didn’t like them/wouldn’t wear them or they don’t fit. They go.
Our miss was having a harder time with letting some things go when my son told her “It’s OK To Let It Go!”
I actually stopped for a moment and thought, WOW this is what I am reaching for, the ability to be able to ‘let it go’ in a material and emotional way. This is what I’ve been working to empower my children with. To not be defined by “stuff”, the clothes you wear, toys you have, but YOU! To be ok with showing emotions and expressing frustration.
Now with literally having no control over our current situation, I was allowing my need to be in control over my life and situation to cause me a lot of stress and anxiety.
When really if I take my son’s advice and just be OK to let it go… It would actually feel very freeing!
Our situation sucks, but it’s certainly not the worst. I am grateful for that. I am thankful for the family and friends who have supported us emotionally and physically over the last few days. Seeing your newly finished hard work go down the drain (haha the water finally did go down), is heart wrenching!
I am optimistic and excited for this new next reno phase and more so because we are learning to live with much less! 💕