One of the reasons I was on a "sabbatical" was that I thought I was spending too much time in the blogosphere. Well, blogging is therapeutic for me and I can’t beat the price so I am back.
The Boy turns seventeen this Monday. My baby! The song Sunrise, Sunset tells the heart of a parent. Himself and I miss the little boy he was. Having Isabella around helps somewhat but it is just not the same. I miss my children as they were. If you have young children at home take alot of mental snapshots. Keep a journal for each of them with stories of things they do or say. You think you will remember everything but you won’t.
Now the good news: Grandchildren! My sister always used to say that she had children so that she would have grandchildren. I don’t think she feels that way any more but I took up her mantra and agree that it is worth raising our children to be able to reap the benefits of grands. No matter how sad or depressed I feel, Isabella can get me to smile. I realized the other day that I had lost my smile. Bells noticed. She lost hers, too. Talk about power! I would do anything for this precious child. Therefore, I smiled. She smiled back.
be well, g