Balance, that truly is the greatest challenge in life! Learning how to balance your time, your emotions, your energies and on and on. I read a quote yesterday that seemed to be written just for me, it went like this...
"LIFE IS A BALANCE OF HOLDING ON AND LETTING GO!"
That is the balance that I have been working on this past month and really trying to focus on today. When you have a child leave home, no matter why they are leaving... you start to question things. Many of the questions that I am asking myself this morning, are the very same ones that I asked myself when they were little and left for their first day of school.
DID I TEACH THEM EVERYTHING THEY NEED TO KNOW ABOUT THE WORLD?
DO THEY KNOW WHO THEY ARE AND WHAT IT EXPECTED OF THEM?
WILL THEY BE A GOOD CITIZEN AND MAKE A POSITIVE DIFFERENCE IN THE WORLD?
WILL THEY REMEMBER TO SAY THEIR PRAYERS AND STAY CLOSE TO THEIR HEAVENLY FATHER?
HAVE I TAUGHT THEM TO BELIEVE AND HAVE ENOUGH CONFIDENCE IN THEMSELVES?
HAVE I WARNED THEM ABOUT ALL THE DANGERS IN THE WORLD, AND WILL THEY HAVE THE SELF CONTROL TO STAY AWAY FROM THEM?
DO THEY BELIEVE IN THEMSELVES AND HAVE CONFIDENSE AND A HEALTHY SELF-ESTEEM?
HAVE I TAUGHT THEM HOW TO BE HAPPY?
HAVE I TOLD THEM I LOVE THEM ENOUGH?
All the WHAT IFS are still roaming around in my head, but I am trying to push them out and remember this quote... "THE ARE OF MOTHERING IS TO TEACH THE ART OF LIVING TO CHILDREN." ~Elaine Heffner
Yes, I hope I have taught Lauren enough? Actually, I sometimes believe that my kids have taught me so much more about life, than I ever taught them. What a blessing!
"While we try to teach our children all about life, our children teach us what life is all about." -Angela Schwindt
Ok, I need to remember to just BREATH!!!!! She is on her way...the sky's the limit! Wish me luck! :)
"Whether your daughter is still a little girl or a grown-up woman, she'll always remain as your girl and will hold a special place in your heart." ~Unknown
"Why does it take a minute to say hello
and forever to say goodbye? "