Friday, May 28, 2010
Another day on the rollercoaster. Driving home today I remembered where the analogy of life being a rollercoaster came from. Many years ago my then boyfriend(now husband) and I were watching a movie called Parenthood...Steve Martin, Diane Lane etc...It was Steve Martins character who saw his life as a rollercoaster . His wife in the movie stated she loved the feeling of being on a rollercoaster where as Steve felt he was strugggling to hold on for the ride.
I think I am alot like Steve Martins character, knowing that there will be highs and lows and just barely holding on. And if I thought that in my early years it was only reinforced threefold after I had children. With kids you just never know what is around the corner, and for a person who resists change I can honestly say that the ride definitely became more intense!
I would love to know if I am the only Mum,daughter, sister, wife & friend who views life in this way. I am open to finding ways to become more at peace with this rollercoaster.....i.e ways to enjoy the ride rather than resist or be constantly terrified. To the outside world I have it all together, but most of the time I'm hiding my terror behind my smile.
I am grateful for the home I live in and the people who make it a home.