Ok, I am going to leave you tonight with this sweet article written by Erma Bombeck on mothers. I would write more but my heart is still hurting, Lauren left back for college this morning. It is a weird feeling, watching your kids grow up and call somewhere else home. I mean it is exactly what we want ( as parents ) but... it still is tough on the heart. The good thing is that Brad and Krystal are there and for that we are grateful. So here Jeff, Lee and I sit, here wondering what to do with ourselves. I guess we will figure it out? :)Good night dear friends.
A Child's Angel
by Erma Bombeck
Once upon a time, there was a child ready to be born.
He asked God:
"They tell me you are sending me to earth tomorrow but how am I going
to live there being so small and helpless?"
God: "Among the many angels, I chose one especially for you. She will
be waiting for you and will take care of you."
Child: "But tell me, here in Heaven, I don't do anything else but sing
and smile, and that's enough for me to be happy. Will I be happy
God: "Your angel will sing for you and will also smile for you every
You will feel your angel's love and be happy."
Child: "How am I going to be able to understand when people talk to
me if I don't know the language that men talk?"
God: "Your angel will tell you the most beautiful and sweet words you
will ever hear.
With much patience and care, your angel will teach you how to speak."
Child: "And what am I going to do when I want to talk to you?"
God: "Your angel will place your hands together and will teach you how to pray."
Child: "I've heard that on earth there are bad men. Who will protect me?"
God: "Your angel will defend you even if it means risking her own life."
Child: "But I will always be sad because I will not see you anymore."
God: "Your angel will always talk to you about me and will teach you the way to come back to me, even though I will always be next to you."
At that moment there was much peace in Heaven, but voices from earth
could already be heard.
The child, in a hurry, asked softly:
"Oh God, if I am about to leave now, please tell me my angel's name."
God: "Your angel's name is of no importance.
You will call your angel ... Mommy."
“Motherhood …is near to divinity. It is the highest, holiest service to be assumed by mankind. It places her who honors its holy calling and service next to the angels." ~James R. Clark
"We know that birth takes a woman from one place in her life to another. The birth of a child certainly does change her viewpoint of herself and I believe her viewpoint of the world." ~ Sameerah Shareef