Tuesday, March 17, 2009


There is more to my love for my children than they will ever understand. Have you ever seen “Because I Said So” with Diane Keaton? I was thinking about her birthday “speech” she gives her daughters… She hits such a resounding and true point: “Let me tell you something about motherhood, okay? I mean, it’s the most impossible love.” There is no way these children will ever know how deeply every aspect of their lives is a part of me. Standing by and watching them grow up is terrifying –you only want to protect them and keep them in the vulnerable and dependent stage where they’re not having to take responsibility on themselves, where I –as the mom- can make sure that everything will always be okay.

How terrible for my mom to watch me make mistakes.


mommynolan said...

How gratifying for your mom to watch you become an outstanding mom yourself and make great decisions. I love you, Mom

skipper said...

Boy, ain't it the truth! Sending my kids to school each day is nerve-wracking; I get sick to my stomach thinking about the teenage years!

Anonymous said...

Par for the course, I figure. We just do the best we can and love them.