Mother’s Day has a little more significance this year. Not only have we been blessed with new babies within our extended family, but my oldest daughter is looking at colleges. It makes the passage of time abundantly clear, as well as the knowledge that I won’t always have my kids home with me for this holiday.
Because my son is eleven and a half years older than my daughters, it makes it even more profound. I’ve been at this job for twenty-eight years, for crying out loud. I can’t imagine what it will be like to have no more kids on a daily basis. Sure, there are some things I look forward to, but overall they will be missed. They have been the best thing I ever did! I love them more than anything and am so proud of the kind, creative, funny and compassionate people they are. They make the toughest times bearable and the good times that much more joyous. They are my first and last thought of the day, every day, and I am eternally grateful that they came into my life.