Recently he tweeted me and said he missed my participation. Gosh – what a sweet thing to say.
The deadline is looming and I am trying to decide how to summarize my thoughts regarding this month’s topic: What I Learned From Children.
MY children have taught me my strongest life lessons.
I am not the same person I was when I gave birth to my son. By the time I had my daughter three years later, I had become yet something more. My children are now young adults. The way I can summarize this best is how profoundly I feel each time I see my son. I think to myself wow – I like him. I mean I like his company. I love laughing with him. I love talking to him. Listening to him. I am always left with I LOVE who he is becoming. This reminds me over and over how evolving we all are. My daughter is in her freshman year at college. Our transition was a bit rocky. Not awful, just not what I expected. It was actually a huge year of transitions for my family. I feel this remarkable becoming with her too. She’s blossoming beautifully before my very eyes. I am completely enamored by it.
I have met many people in my life who are stuck, who are un-evolving. ( is that a word? )
I remember deciding to become a mom. I remember thinking to myself I want to learn. I remember thinking to myself they will teach me. I wanted to become with them, be an example to them, be part of their growing – foster their confidence. I wanted to fill their lives with adoration.
What my children have taught me most is that it’s remarkably rewarding to give and to love.