I was reading a sweet young friend's post tonight about crying in front of her children. She had decided it was not a bad thing to do and she is absolutely correct.
I really remember very few tears that my Mother ever shed in front of me. This passes on to me the necessity of hiding my tears from others. I can't tell you how many times lately I have turned away so as to not cry in front of another. How many times I have changed the subject so I would remain "in control". I have literally told others-"I can't talk about it," more times than I care to say.
A Christian friend recently told me that I should be truthful when asked how I am. Most of us automatically respond, "Fine". He told me to be truthful and it was alright to say you are not fine.
Old habits die hard--I don't know if I can respond truthfully to how I am and letting the tears flow would be very out of character. How am I---Not always truthful about how I am.