Teenagers...do you have one?
The teenage years are hard. Both when you are one and when you are parenting one. Boundaries are constantly being pushed and tested. It is a lot of learning through trial and error and you never know if you are doing the right thing.
Through those difficult moments as a mom, I have to remind myself that I am treating my teenagers like children but expecting them to act like adults. Raising teenagers takes a lot of patience, forgiveness, grace, and unconditional love.
As parents, we are responsible to train our kids to be adults, be good citizens, and to think about the future and how decisions now can affect our lives in the future. That is such a hard concept to grasp for a young mind.
The day is only halfway done and I have had both moments where I feel proud of how mature and responsible my kids can be and also moments of frustration for their defiance and the way they choose to respond to seemingly easy requests.
How do you best ride this roller coaster of parenting teens? As scary as it can get at times, I’m grateful for the security of that safety bar and just try to relax and enjoy the ride while screaming and laughing simultaneously traveling full speed ahead while holding on tight.
The Kasuga Gata lantern is the most popular type of stone lantern found in the traditional Japanese garden. It originated from the famous Kasuga Shrine in Nara. This Shinto shrine can be found in Nara park well-known for its wandering deer. Beautiful antique Kasuga Gata lanterns are situated all around the shrine and the surrounding area. Over the past centuries the Kasuga Gata lantern has become one of the most recognizable elements in the art of the traditional Japanese garden. Each of the stone lanterns has a one-of-a-kind mesmerizing quality which turns an average garden into a full-fledged Japanese garden.
The Kasuga Gata lantern consist of different parts. From bottom to top, the base: Kiso, the pillar: Sao, the firebox base: Chudai, the firebox: Hibukuro, the roof: Kasa and the jewel: Houju. A common and very noticeable element found on the Kasuga Gata lantern is the carving of a deer on one of the sides of the firebox.
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“The garden of winding streams” is another gem by Shigemori Mirei found at Matsuno’o Taisha shrine in Arashiyama, where he designed a set of three gardens back in 1975. The Kyokusui Garden embodies the Heian-period style and is largely flat, with a stream flowing quietly through rocks and azalea bushes.🌿
10 47310 July, 2020
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