This week is flying by and before I know it it will be Friday and I will be meeting Chris in Florida for a week of sun and fun! This year we decided that we were going to start a Thanksgiving tradition with our boys before life got away from us. It means not being with our extended families which makes me sad but those trips were always quick and very tiring. So starting this year—-a week away with the boys in a nice relaxing place. Of course the boys won’t be able to be there for the whole week what with work and school but we will have them for most of it and that is wonderful. I can’t wait. I miss my boys and one on one time with them. Which makes me reflect a bit on the fact that even as they grow up they still need their parents. Maybe in different ways than when I was changing diapers, teaching them their colors and letters, driving them to soccer, basketball, football, band, piano lessons, gymnastics, etc…but they still need me!! Yea!!!!
I just wonder somedays how we got to where we are today! I mean–really–here I am a mom of a 21 year old and a 24 year old—how the heck did that happen? I know it is hormones (Chris told me one day that I have my own climate now) but I am waxing nostalgic these days. It doesn’t take much to bring tears to my eyes. Yesterday when driving home from taking Chris to the airport I had to go around an accident that had just happened and I got all teary thinking about the people on the stretchers that they were taking out. Some of the ads on tv make me teary. Reading emails from friends make me teary. I have always been tender hearted but I think this hormone thing is kicking that into overdrive and i could do without that. When I watch Extreme Home Makeover I bawl and Chris just shakes his head!!! Does anyone has a magic pill to slow those tears a bit?? Gee whiz!!!! I would love to stock up on it!!
I guess being tender hearted is an okay attribute—I would much rather be that than stiff necked and hard hearted. I hope I always have empathy for folks and want to help. I think I will because I think that is just in my DNA thanks to my mom and dad. I guess I just need to figure out how to funnel that emotion!!! And as we all know God makes each of us unique and according to my husband at least—I am very unique! The other day he told me that I was the pick of the litter……he never ceases to make me laugh. And isn’t that what life is about—laughing??? Our friend, “Cotton” Ketchie always seems to post on his Facebook something about making others laugh and it is true–that is a good thing. In this day and age of unemployment and stress it is good to take time to laugh and put a smile on your face. So I am challenged today to do that—to make a difference to one person today by giving them the opportunity to smile and laugh. I will put away the tears for a day….maybe!