Be still my heart! My heart belongs to Daddy! She wears her heart on her sleeve….
One of my favorite quotes about having children is “To decide to have children, is to decide to have your heart go walking around outside your body”. Well as you can see – I have two beings who have my heart, three counting the guy next to me. But, that’s different. I used to ask my mother who she loved more me or my dad? Wasn’t I a precious child? She would say I love your dad in a different way. What a great answer! Of course, now I know exactly what she meant. Kids…. they have your heart from the minute you meet them. Bill and I are in the parenting stage of letting go little by little. We have a 16 year old who is stretching his wings, and is learning to make his own way in the world. He is a little feverish today and has a summer cold. I’m sorry he’s not well, but am secretly thrilled that I get to kiss his forehead to feel for fever, and mother him a little extra today. Our ‘ little one’ as I call him, is 12. There’s a danger in being the youngest. Your parents might want to hold onto you forever, since they’ll never have another baby. I am working to let this guy grow too. I will be fine, I so enjoy seeing them grow and get to do new things and have great experiences, but they will always be tucked safely away in my heart…kept there forever as from the beginning.