Throughout my daughter's life we have been blessed by an amazing caregiver who has become a part of our family. Knowing she is lovingly pouring her heart and soul into my daughter when I am not at home has given me the confidence and space to step out and pursue my teaching and writing passions.
But all good things must come to an end, and new realities are requiring us to part ways. When first considering the change, I was heartbroken. How will the babe react when someone she has known and loved all her life is no longer part of her weekly rhythm? How can we possibly find someone who will love and care for our daughter with such joy and sincerity? Where do I even begin to look?
I started with a deep breath, gave myself permission to grieve the loss, and began to consider what other possibilities may exist. As I have begin to explore, my perspective is shifting. Doors are slowly beginning to open, and as I peer inside, I am pleasantly surprised by what I am learning. Much uncertainty remains, but I am moving forward with confidence that a new happiness lies ahead.
Can you shift your attention away from a closed door and explore what new happiness is around the corner for you?