How far we've come
author By Emilie Leeks,

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How can we see
Just how far we've come -
When the path stretches before us
With more bumps
And twists
And dips
And blocks -
That we have to
Pass - over, under, round and through -
That we have to overcome?

They say
'Don't look back
At all that has been'
'Look forward, chin up -
Move on'.
But what if
We can look back
And truly see how far we've come?

The hurdles we've leapt
Or sidled around
Or crawled under;
The unexpected
That we've tolerated,
The grief, the heartache, the hurt, the pain -
The pain, the pain.
We got through it all -
And we will get through it again.
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So, yes, there is further
For each of us to go.
And, yes, it can seem
So slow -
So. Slow.

And yet,
If we peek
They are there -
The signs of all we've done
To move forwards -
To get here.
And we can say: 'Look! -
Look at just how far I've come.'
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A word or two about Journeys in Parenting; a responsive parenting community

Emilie is a Hand in Hand Parenting instructor, and was a paediatric speech and language therapist in her former life. She provides support and coaching for parents via the Journeys in Parenting community. Emilie lives in Berkshire in the UK with her husband and 3 children.

Journeys in Parenting is a community group for parents, carers and parents-to-be, who want to find out more about parenting in a responsive and peaceful way. The community offers information, advice and emotional support for this hard work we do as parents. The vision of the group is to be a safe space, where parents are supported in guiding their families in ways which: are respectful to children; meet the parents' needs; and lead to a more peaceful planet for all.

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