Thank you for your Shoulders

I need to take a break in the write to say a special thank you to two people……..my parents.  The last few weeks, ok truthfully all my 44 years of life they have been amazing and true north stars.  As I was working the other day this song came on:

As my son is a senior and he is pushing back at times for his independence, he is eyeballing colleges and looking to his future free of a nagging mom I just hope and pray that I am guiding him like I was.  

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I will never forget the day I came back from my college spring break in California and had visions of moving to the Sunny State.  My mom was all for it.  I am learning now as a parent when to let go and it is a disservice to push/pull too hard.  I go to bed praying that as a parent I can still be their shoulder, that I can be an example and that those kiddos take the path they are meant to (even when they stumble which they will and I have to let them).  As sunny San Diego fills the background of this photo I know that was the path I was to take.

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So to my parents.  Thank you for being Switzerland when I/we just need to vent or talk out a situation, wise advisers when the time warrants and very sturdy shoulders.  God knows I have put those babies to test a time or two (or three……..) ♥

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When you’re younger, you exhaust yourself trying to take charge of everything in your life, other people, and all situations.  Then one day it dawns on you that you will never gain control until you lose the need to have it – until you can simply let it be OK, to not be perfectly OK.  When you’re wearing yourself ragged trying to juggle the outcome of everything happening around you, it’s time to stop, take a breath, and remind yourself that the only things you can truly control, are what choices you will make, and how much control you will give to the fear that you’re feeling.”

 

6 thoughts on “Thank you for your Shoulders

  1. Being a mom or dad and a grandparent is not for sissies. Your parents have given you precious gifts …. strong roots and wings to fly. Looks like you have followed in their footsteps as a loving, caring mom. Beautiful post and thank you glue mom and glue dad.

  2. Just brought tears to my eyes…as parents we say a prayer and cross our fingers some days. Your parents are such good people and such a great example. Thanks for sharing

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