Recently my daughter reminded me of a quote about mothers that I hadn't thought of in a long time; it goes something like this-
"Being a mother is to decide forever to have your heart go walking around outside your body."
Every time I start to write about our vacation and how great the kids are all doing I just sit and stare off into space. I look at the pictures over and over and relive the moments, trying to seal them even more in my mind, if that were possible.
Then I start thinking of the kids that are here and wondering how it must feel for them to be all grown up and watching us grow older. I feel sorry for them cause they have to put up with the trials of duty to the old folks(not just us but the grandparents that are here) and balance their lives under our watchful eye!!!:) it must drive them crazy!!!!
Then my heart is just so full because I can say that I am truly proud of all 5 of my kids and their spouses- and I am equally proud of my teenager! How can that be???
How can such diverse people come from one home environment and yet be so very different???
How can they have such different lives and yet be so pleasing to me?
How can I exist with so very much of my heart "walking around outside my body"?