Kegels and Bagels - Life after 50

Our Kids- Our Pride

It happens every time

 I wave goodbye to one of our kids,

turn away

and invariably stumble into a sea of melancholy.

It’s deep

but the memories are warm and

as I float around with eyes closed,

I’m immersed in a time

when all four of our cubs were with us..

Week-end bar-b-ques, working on school projects, Christmas mornings, lazy Sunday afternoons..

busted curfews, dented fenders, slammed doors, broken hearts.

And then,

one by one,

they grew into their oversized paws and

 wandered off to explore new plains..

as they should have..

of course.

🐾

The water becomes chilly

and I open my eyes

 taking a moment to thank God

for the potential each one of our kids is realizing

because of us

in spite of us

away from us.

photocredit:Daily Mail,ONE LUXURY

4 comments on “Our Kids- Our Pride

  1. I wish there were a “love” button. I can relate, although I had only 2 cubs. And, I’m writing this while the first game of the Stanley Cup is being played.

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    • Well, my husband was being very sweet last night..so he offered that we could watch a movie instead of hockey. We picked a Nicholas Sparks one- I think it was called The Choice…wow- was it CORNY!- Finally, I couldn’t stand it one more minute and asked him to turn on the game…GO PENGUINS!!! 😀

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  2. I feel this. My babies are 17 and 19. Lots of pride in my pride.

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