I woke up at 3am recently unable to go back to sleep. I started thinking about my grandchildren. There are sixteen now. As I pondered their lives I was profoundly greatful that they all have a mother at home full time. It is quite a remarkable thing and it is not easy for so many reasons. I wanted to capture them in action surrounded by all the hullabaloo. To these four women I say, "Thank-you for loving my grandchildren enough to be in the trenches every day."
en costumes and birthday presents. They don't see any of that." From the Huffington Post
Recent comments from the Moms in my life:
" My children follow me from room to room talking to me. Talk, talk, talk, all day long."
"My son wants me to take him to the skateboard park every day. What do I know about skateboarding?"
"I am trying to do painting for my son because he loves it, despite the potential mess."
"Sometimes it would be nice to put on heels and a nice dress and go to an important meeting ,but, it doesn't add up to seeing your baby grow and change."
These are not direct quotes, only approximations.
To my sons and son-in-law who bring home the bacon, your kids may not appreciate your sacrifice now, but someday they will see the value of the stability you created in your home. Go forward, steadfast and with faith.