Talking to the kids tonight about our upcoming changes felt almost like I was taking away a part of their innocence. Like I’ve failed them as a mom. While I know–intellectually–that this isn’t the case, my heart still aches for them. Because they’re supposed to trust that things at home are safe and stable and predictable. And tonight they learned that even at home things can be shaky, if even for only a little while.

So now, the trick is to acknowledge their fears and their anxieties and help them learn that despite change, life moves along and things really will be ok. Even better than ok, since–let’s face it–that’s the goal and the reason for all of this change in the first place.

So, here’s to change. Embracing it, celebrating it, living through it. And coming out brighter on the other side.

P.S. For those of you who read here and don’t yet know, Phil and I are splitting up and he’s moving out……..that’s all the change I’m talking about.