“He uses the verb ‘hang out’ instead of ‘play’ with his friends; he requests gift cards for his birthday, not Nerf guns and Legos; he routinely passes on puppet shows at the library in favor of watching YouTube. On his iPhone. Just as the moon has phases, the same is true of a child.”
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“Time is a funny thing when you are a mother.”
“I am so proud of the young woman you have become. To know that you want to follow in even just a few of my footsteps is all I could ever ask for as your stepmom.”
“I hope she knows she can come to me with anything, any time. I hope she knows I will cheer for her in any place in life.”
“The price of love is sometimes hard. Constant grocery shopping, carpools, sleepless nights. But the letting go of doing all of that? Even harder.”
“They don’t quite need me the way they used to. However, as I move from the driver to the passenger seat of their lives, I get the beautiful privilege of witnessing them growing into capable, independent, faithful men.”
“For a while, all that was under our roof was your whole world. But our home is now a resting spot from the big world you belong to. A world where I can’t wait to see how you fly.”
“I could feel his joy, his gratitude, his hope, his love, his everything. It was all there wrapped around me.”