Hello Dear friends!!
I am home!! Back from the Texas heat and home to the Michigan 70’s! I must admit– going from ‘ oh my God’ soooooo HOTTTTTTTT to ‘ oh how pleasant outside’ takes some getting use to! 🙂
So, not only did my babykins graduate!!! I must admit, it was VERY hard on this Mama bear! The toughest thing was watching her drive away– it broke my heart just a little. I KNOW, I know, we are to raise our kids and set them free– let them go off into the world, but still, it broke my heart just a little. For so long, I have loved and cried, held on, been there no matter WHAT, and I’m to just LET GO? Walk away? Let her make her own judgements, her own mistakes, her own, her own choices? Sigh, I know, I know, but still my heart broke a little…
I gave this to Courtney for Graduation as it was given to me by my Mama, I can’t read this without crying…
‘ I love you Forever’
Written by Robert Munsch
‘That teenager grew. He grew and he grew and he grew. He grew until he was a grown-up man. He left home and got a house across town. But sometimes on dark nights the mother got into her car and drove across town. If all the lights in her son’s house were out, she opened his bedroom window, crawled across the floor, and looked up over the side of his bed. If that great big man was really asleep she picked him up and rocked him back and forth, back and forth, back and forth. And while she rocked him she sang:
I’ll love you forever,
I’ll like you for always,
As long as I’m living
my baby you’ll be.’
Courtney now has a job, drives a car and is looking to take classes this Fall. I hope she understands a Mama Bear is for life! We love, we cherish, we keep our children next to our hearts always. Though, I am learning to back off ( I am TRYING)–to let her live HER life, make HER choices, not interfere and LISTEN! I am proud of the woman she is becoming, honored I get to share this next chapter in our lives! For Courtney Aline, is quite simply–amazing!