“Somebody here has been through what you’re going through. And somebody here is surviving what you’re going to go through. I think that to me is the most important part.
I watched a mom try to use therapy and it was time to leave and the he did not want to leave. She had to help her son off the floor about 5 or 6 times. And I gave her a smile and a “You’re doing OK” and it just reminded me of the time when that was me and I was picking my son up off the floor and the funny thing is that some days I’d get through it the way that therapy told me I was supposed to. Some days it was like “Oh that’s it I’m done”, I’d pick him up and that’s it, I’ve failed as a mom. But the Village taught me it’s OK to fail. It’s going to be OK. Just try again the next day. And each and every step of the way like I can look at that mom and say “You’re going to be OK, it gets better”