Kids & Commitment (BLW Contributor)

In the Arena

Seek first to understand then to be understood

Understanding

“Can you really afford to go on vacation with the kids with all your bills and such?” says a well-intentioned friend.

My first thought was to respond with- “Well, it’s really none of your business”- however, this was a perfect opportunity to create a touchpoint with someone.


A few years ago, I made a commitment to myself and my kids that each year, I would take them on a family vacation. As a divorced Momma, with two kids and yes, some financial strains brought about over the last two years from my son’s medical condition and surgery- has required that I sacrifice in some areas of my life & work my tail off to save and honor this promise.

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Are there other areas in my life in which I have dropped the commitment ball and failed to show up… Yep… I’m sure…

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