Sage's best friend moved away yesterday. I could feel my boy's heart breaking inside my own chest as we watched his friend head down the road. It felt almost like I could suffocate from the ache he was holding. I held him and we cried together as we felt the weight of this departure. It is his first heartbreak from losing someone he loves in this lifetime.
We decided to spend the rest of the day on a mystery journey to the countryside to ease our hurt hearts. We found magic out there in the valleys around us. And we came home feeling a little lighter, a little more at peace. Thus begin the lessons we found this week:
1. Given time, heartbreak and hurt will fade.
2. "Misbehavior" is usually about something altogether different that what we see at the surface.
3. Nature soothes our souls.
4. Children are wise, fragile, precious, and strong beyond description.
5. And so are we all.
Add your lessons in the comments below, won't you?