Every day, I am reminded how quickly time passes. My teens are capable of doing things on their own and don’t seem to want me around as much. I back off–giving them their space ‘cuz I want to be the COOL mom. The price? I am hurting deep inside by spending less time with them. Although they don’t admit it, my teens do need me to spend time with them. I try hard to make the most of our time together and keep it light. No grilling them about their friends or their behavior each time I plan my together time. I try to be a good listener. When my older teen initiates the time with me, I drop everything I am doing…no knitting, no chores, no computer.
Do you know how much you mean to me?
As you grow into what you will be.
You came from within, from just beneath my heart
it’s there you’ll always be though your own life will now start.
You’re growing so fast it sends me awhirl,
With misty eyes I ask, Where’s my little girl?
I know sometimes to you I seem harsh and so unfair,
But one day you will see, I taught you well because I care.
The next few years will so quickly fly,
With laughter and joy, mixed with a few tears to cry.
As you begin your growth to womanhood, this fact you must know,
You’ll always be my source of pride, no matter where you go.
You must stand up tall and proud, within you feel no fear,
For all you dreams and goals, sit before you very near.
With god’s love in your heart and the world by its tail,
You’ll always be my winner, and victory will prevail.
For you this poem was written, with help from above,
To tell you in a rhythm of your Mother’s heartfelt Love!
An hour at the Jacuzzi with my older teen earlier tonight at the club was ultimate luxury. Thank you, my bambino! Here’s to more laughs and happy tears with my teens. It’s magnificent to have my family home…even though I’m under the weather…again.
Did you celebrate Boxing Day, primarily known as a shopping holiday? Not me. I was cleaning and attended to some last-minute finishing details to two shawls I finished up on Christmas Eve.
That’s my daily dose…lets chat again tomorrow.
Happy crafting and keep those creative juices running!
(still doesn’t do texting, MySpace, Twitter, StumbleUpon, DiggIt…but caved into Facebook!)