Life Decisions

Just thinking on life and lasting decisions.
I have a 20 year-old and a 25 year-old. Neither live at home anymore.
Still to this day, some people ask how I feel about having “started over” again. I tell them it’s the best decision I ever made and here’s more evidence:
Last night my 9 year-old Nick had trouble falling asleep. I talked to him at great length about one of my favorite toys as a child- my paper dolls.
He couldn’t grasp the concept- why that would be a toy or even how it could be fun. I even explained how the clothes had little tabs to help you hang the clothes on the dolls.
He got sad when he asked me if I still had them and I said no. His last question was, “Do you miss them?” I said yes and then he fell asleep.
I just got home from work and by my bed was this picture. He ran in the room and said, “Did you see what I made for you!?!”
I thought it was a picture of me even though I don’t often wear dresses.
Nick then told me he made me a paper doll and was working on making dresses with tabs.
He is the love of my life and the only person on the planet who really “hears” me I can’t imagine our family without him.

About Deedee Cummings

As a therapist, attorney, author, and CEO of Make A Way Media, Deedee Cummings has a passion for making the world a better place. All 16 of Cummings’ diverse picture, poetry, and workbooks for kids reflect her professional knowledge and love of life. Colorful and vibrant, her children’s books are not only fun for kids and adults to read, they also work to teach coping skills, reinforce the universal message of love, encourage mindfulness, and facilitate inclusion for all. Cummings has spent more than two decades working within the family therapy and support field and much of her writing shares her experiences of working with kids in therapeutic foster care. As a result, her catalogs of published books for kids are filled with positive, hopeful messages. Using therapeutic techniques in her stories to teach coping skills, Cummings also strives to lessen the stigma that some people feel when it comes to receiving mental health assistance.
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