Win, Lose or Ty–I Won’t Give Up

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Some days blog posts are well thought out. Hopefully instructional or inspirational. But some days they are just the most important thing we have to say to the universe and the people in it.

I was very moved by a recent performance by Christina Grimmie on The Voice. Her mother was a three time cancer survivor. And while it’s completely different, in it’s own way, it reminded me of my 11yo old, Ty. He’s been struggling with the sudden move to a new school. He’s been so brave and centered and beautiful even though it has been a brutally hard experience. Some days I know he feels like a shadow of the person he was a few weeks ago. Lucky for him–I’ve always loved his shadow.


And while the toughest part of this journey has been on him, the hard part for me has been being unable to fix it–to prevent it. (A Persons a Person No Matter How Small) All I’ve been able to do is be there to lean on. I  tell him over and over that I won’t give up on him. That I’m giving him all my love and hoping that in the end that it’s enough.



I don’t wanna be someone who walks away so easily
I’m here to stay and make the difference that I can make
Our differences they do a lot to teach us how to use
The tools and gifts we got yeah, we got a lot at stake
And in the end, you’re still my friend at least we did intend
For us to work we didn’t break, we didn’t burn
We had to learn how to bend without the world caving in
I had to learn what I’ve got, and what I’m not
And who I am

I won’t give up on us
Even if the skies get rough
I’m giving you all my love
I’m still looking up
Still looking up.

God knows you’re worth it.

Love you, Ty <3

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  1. You’re an amazing mom with an amazing husband and have amazing kids. You all love and lean on each other…and that’s a blessing. If you’re able to see a shadow, it means the sun has finally come out. Hoping you all feel the warmth of love, hope and positive change! Love you all!!! <3

    • Love you so much <3 And I like how a shadow means the sun has come out. (((((hugs))))

  2. It’s so hard watching our children struggle through a difficult situation. All we, as parents, can do is be there with our support (as much as humanly possible) and provide a safe haven in our home. I know you’re doing that in spades. 🙂

  3. I loved reading this today. The trials of our children are hard whether they spring from illness, accident, or a life changing move. They need to know we’ve got their back through it all, good or bad. Loved the vision of light being required to cast the shadow.

  4. So beautiful Kim:) Ty is a very lucky little boy to have you for his Mommy!

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