Right now, I choose to see my difficult situation clearly. I need time to ruminate on what "standing up" means. It starts with a plan, a clear head. Panicked or frustrated action is best avoided.
Calm, precise decision-making is POWERFUL.
Looking at the kid in this picture reminds me that I'm missing J's birthday weekend. I have commitments I have to attend if I want to keep my job. I know she's disappointed.
We're both looking forward to our special day together, a celebration of her. Beneath her disappointment is a solid, deep knowledge that her mommy loves her. She sees it in my eyes, hears it in my voice when I sing to her at night, and feels it every time I touch her sweet hair.
I know what it means to love.