I was thinking about her comment while making the morning Chemex. It was in response to this meme I posted for SC Lourie.
She was having a hard time being a single Mom, but what stuck with me the most was, “I feel like I fail my children everyday.”
I want her to know, that’s so far from the truth my darling.
I wasn’t paying attention to the pour of the Chemex. The boiling water hit the grounds too fast, and they slid down the filter in spots. It wasn’t pretty, but that’s what distraction does.
It was no big deal. I resolved to drink it, and if it bothered me too much, I’d make another one, because that’s what I do. Start over as many times necessary until satisfied with the end result.
The only failure is not trying again.
Just show up, and keep trying your best. Start over as many times needed, and you won’t feel beaten. Kids watch what we do, but they don’t grade our performance. They don’t expect perfection from us, but I think we do. You woke up to a new day, and sometimes my darling, even that is enough.