Someone I have never met before came up to me today and said, you must be the cool mom.
A wonderful compliment, undeserved…
When she said it I thought several things at once–
I want to get to know this lady better.
I wonder if she would still think I was cool if she knew my whole awful story?
And maniacal laugh…I am about to go make a fool of myself on a dock for 2 hours. I will not look cool.
But there is something cool in not accepting failure and there is something cool in public humiliation for a good reason.
Perseverance is cool. Not giving up is cool.
Most of the time it is lonely and many times the stakes are way too high, so I am grateful for my patient community.
One day I may master things even harder than launching off a dock at 20 mph.
That will be cool, and I will know exactly who to thank.