there’s magic in the climb

I think parenting young children (and old ones, I’ve heard) is a little like climbing Mount Everest. Brave, adventurous souls try it because they’ve heard there’s magic in the climb. They try because they believe that finishing, or even attempting the climb are impressive accomplishments. They try because during the climb, if they allow themselves to pause and lift their eyes and minds from the pain and drudgery, the views are breathtaking. They try because even though it hurts and it’s hard, there are moments that make it worth the hard. These moments are so intense and unique that many people who reach the top start planning, almost immediately, to climb again.

– Glennon Doyle

Thank you to Violet Gaynor, on whose lovely Instagram feed I found these words.


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One Comment

  1. Jeanne
    Posted June 23, 2017 at 1:13 pm | Permalink

    Lindsey- Thank you for all your work and the importance of sharing it. I enjoyed and feel enlightened from this passage. What good thoughts to contemplate.It’s awesome and so are you- Jeanne