Like many of you, I have sacrificed many of my own aspirations for my children.
Is this a good example?
Should they struggle and not have what they need because I wanted to be or do something other than what I am doing now?
Is there a bitterness associated with those questions? Not for me. I made my choices and am at peace with them, but I imagine there are many who go through this inner struggle.
Some choose one path, some choose the other.
Would a blend satisfy either? Not likely, but I am curious to talk to those who have tried.
I don't ask these questions due to a chink in my armor. I ask because I went through this struggle a while ago and still name it one of the greatest battles of my life...bloodless, but a battle filled with carnage in any case.
In the end, I feel I won. I wouldn't know if I didn't, but my kids are growing, expanding and without fear or worry.
That is a victory, to be sure.