My resolutions for 2012
- Work on improving my health.
- Spend more time with my husband.
- Spend more time with my children.
- Spend more time with my friends and extended family.
- Spend more time taking joy from each and every day.
In my previous blogs, I’ve written about my number one, two, and four resolutions. This week, I’m writing about my third 2012 resolution.
You are you, yet still a part of me
I watch you with a sense of wonder
Your twinkling eyes look down upon me
remembering the times you looked up in awe
a man-child at the threshold
Your eyes look out at the world
with an eager yearning
a fight is waged
with me both victor and vanquished
You must be allowed to take
the path you seek
The baby once cradled is still within
but your needs have grown and changed
as the years slipped past
You have been nurtured and cherished
scolded and sorely disciplined
to lead you to this passage
Take my gifts in the spirit intended
Soar to great heights
as I watch with pride
Can you tell I had a teenager in my home when I wrote Soar? I believe the teen years are a challenge for both the teenager and the parent. One of the hardest parts of parenting is letting them go. It feels like you are in a battle. The beauty of letting them go, is getting them back. The new relationship takes some adjustments. That child is now an adult.
I love my sons. I also really like them, and enjoy spending time in their company. They are kind, intelligent, handsome, and just plain fun to be with. In the grind of daily living it’s easy to lose sight of the importance of the parent/child relationship. I plan to continue to make my children starring players in my life and take joy in the moments we are able to share.