June 4, 2010

We’re firmly ensconced in the awkward teenage years.

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We’re firmly ensconced in the awkward teenage years.  This is a microcosm example of how every living organism follows a similar growth pattern.

Newborns are a bundle of unknown mystery.

Toddlers experience joy with every new step.  Every time they get to show how good they are at something and their fellows love them for it.

Children newly in play groups start to form attachments, preferences and relationships.

Pre-teens start to question more vociferously.

Teenagers are certain that you’re stupid and intent on ruining their lives.  They have no idea how devastatingly beautiful they are and how much you love them.  And if you try to tell them, they will bite your head off.

It’s all good.  And, it’s not trite or imagined.  It has to happen.  It is real and painful.  That’s love.  You stick with it.  We keep moving forward.  We don’t give up on each other.

In my own life, I’ve been so caught up in teenage evolution that I’ve gotten stuck in it for years.  Reasons vary.  And, it’s all good.  Or it is as long as I keep evolving.  I think I am.

Significantly,

Susan Scot Fry

Update… And, we’re evolving.

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