Sometimes I sit back and think, OH MY GOD. How did this happen? How did I get to be in charge of these three people who constantly count on me for all things LIFE? They need me to KNOW things. To be perfectly honest, most of the time I don’t KNOW. I am perplexed more often than I would like to admit.
I really don’t KNOW why Saturn has rings and Earth doesn’t. Especially when you’re asking while I am trying to find you clean underwear! Priorities. I REALLY don’t know Algebra. I do KNOW I never use it in real life, if that’s what you’re asking. Do fish sleep? I don’t know, do they?? How far is Cambodia from here? Wha??? Why?
Why are there bullies? I don’t know? Why am I so bad at ______?! I don’t know!!!! Are my grades going to be good enough? Will I make the team?? I don’t know! I don’t know! I don’t know!
I sort of get down on myself for all of the I don’t know’s I throw out there. But here is what I do KNOW. We all need a reminder every once in awhile. At the end of the day, I just KNOW it is going to be okay. Because I am your mom and I am your friend…. and I KNOW.
I wrote a little poem for the kids and MYSELF to read whenever we feel down on ourselves.
Listen to the little voice of KNOW inside. The rest will follow and be your guide.
Because I Know.
It’s a Knowing that comes from deep within. It is where the Knowing, the voice -it’s little, begins.
It’s a Knowing.
It is a Knowing that makes you cry.
It is a Knowing that makes you burst with pride.
It’s a Knowing…..
It’s a Knowing that can make you scream with rage, it’s pit of despair can really engage.
The Knowing can make you smile so wide. It beams bright light and it can be your guide.
It’s a Knowing.
Love is at the root of it. Love is where the Knowing resides.
Listen, dear one, to what you Know.
The rest I promise, will follow and you’ll grow.