Friday, May 8, 2015

Having Some Tea


Happy Friday! What a crazy week! Maybe for some the week is just beginning or not even ending; for all I know that it is the start of the weekend here on our home front. Thus meaning spending time with the family, relaxing in brief moments, baseball games (hopefully no rain outs), high school prom and Mother’s Day celebration.

Today was the start of the celebration weekend with a Mother's Day Tea Party at my son's school. In a rare occasion, I managed to get away for an hour to spend time to watch a wonderful school performance, see him be so proud in his accomplishment of building a Mother’s Day picture frame (to house our picture together) and enjoy some delicious treats.

Moments like this are too precious as they are a few and far between. Moments I missed with my older children when I worked full time and was unable to have the time off. Moments that I cannot take for granted in our never ending busy schedule of life. Now, I am very thankful for a color coded calendar. In retrospect, I sympathize with parents who are unable to make school performances, parties or sporting events, as I was one of those parents. Now I feel very lucky to be stay at home mother to have the opportunity to not miss. To have the chance to see their face when performing, receiving an award or catching a ball. How their face lights up when they first get a glimpse of you in the audience or the bleachers; their wave of hello with a big smile is beyond priceless. Our children grow up so fast, making memories each day for us to cherish and hold on to for a lifetime. Parents rarely let go of their children, so children let go of them. They move on. They move away. The moments that used to define them - a mother's approval, a father's nod - are covered by moments of their own accomplishments. It is not until much later, as the skin sags and the heart weakens, that children understand; their stories, and all their accomplishments, sit atop the stories of their mothers and fathers, stones upon stones, beneath the waters of their lives.”  - Mitch Albom GOD BLESS

Until Next Time...Make it a Great Day!

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