Tuesday, February 15, 2011
Okay. If you are reading this and you have grown children, guess what? WE STILL NEED YOU! We really, really do.
Just because our children are not in need of babysitters anymore and we are not in need of "date nights", we still love the nurturing you have to offer.
We love the phone calls, the help with sewing projects, the homemade rolls and brownies, the handwritten notes, the flowers from your yard, the garden cilantro, green onions and berries.
We need the tlc and the advice only momma's can get away with. We need the time you offer us to stop and enjoy a cup of tea or picnic together. We need the foot rubs, your leftovers before you leave town and the hand-me-downs. Your expert help with our parties we plan, your encouraging voice, and the reminder that "things will get better". We need the Bible verses you write out for us that have been of comfort to you in difficult times. The hours you lie awake interceeding on the behalf of your children and grandchildren...the recipes you clip for us to "try"...our college sheets you have saved for years and years because you don't have the heart to send them to goodwill...and the faded little notes we scribbled to you that are still on display throughout your home...
We NEED YOU to remind us how quickly life goes by and HOW swwet and precious every moment is that we have to spend together...even if we still disagree on the length of skirts and carrot sticks.
Thank you for the dinners when you are just as busy as we are. Thank you for still taking us under your wing and for loving us with such amazing love! That's what moms are for!
"Every good and perfect gift is from above, and cometh down from the Father."
Raising Homemakers, inspirational friday