Slow learner that I am, it finally hit me how crucial to be our own best friend!! I’ve so often used the sour discouraging look from others to decide how I should feel and what I should do. Having had a sort of “awakening” today, I’d like to put it out there for anyone else giving themselves a hard time for not being further along… life is hard! It is hard to believe in ourselves and our creative children when we (and they) don’t seem to get the love and attention from the world. For today at least, allow me the grace to love the things I love and not punish myself for loving them.