I remember when my kids were young, I wondered if I would ever get to a place in my life where they all slept through the night, when they all were potty trained, could feed themselves, and on and on. It is weird to be at the other end of motherhood now. I look back and now wonder not only how did I make it, but where did the time go? I miss many of those days, I miss the knowledge that I have now. I wish I would have taken more time to play and not have worried about all the things that really weren't important! Hind sight is twenty twenty they say and yes...that is true!
That is what is so sweet about being a grandmother...you get another chance to do it right!
'A grandmother is a mother who has a second chance." ~Author Unknown
Though You Are Grown
© Cynthia A. Sieving
I remember years ago,
you were so little then.
I can't help but wish,
that you were small again.
I've cried when you've faced heartaches,
and saw, that as you grew,
nothing broke your Spirit,
instead it strengthened you.
I'm filled with mixed emotions,
as I hold back all the tears
and, with much pride remember,
back so many years.
When I first held you in my arms,
if only I'd have known,
the years would feel like moments,
after you had grown.
You aren't a child,
though in my eyes,
I guess you'll always be,
that baby boy who changed my life,
and means the world to me.
“I looked on child rearing not only as a work of love and duty but as a profession that was fully as interesting and challenging as any honorable profession in the world and one that demanded the best I could bring to it.” ~ Rose Kennedy
The moment a child is born, the mother is also born. She never existed before. The woman existed, but the mother, never. A mother is something absolutely new. ~Rajneesh