Joy And Contentment

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I admit that I am no Einstein, but in his words…..

There are two ways to live your life.

One is as though nothing is a miracle.

The other is as though 

everything is a miracle.

I see babies everywhere and think of them all as little miracles. Looking at their little feet makes me wonder where those little feet will take them. When I look at my two boys, I am in awe of where they have already gone and where I know they are capable of going in the future. I sit here struggling for the words to express the way I feel about my role in all of this. I have loved them since before they were born and really that is about all I know how to do. I can’t always be there for them to lean on, but I know that if I have done my job the way it should be done that they will not need to lean on me.In fact they really never have needed me as much as I need them.  My role is obsolete. That is not easy to accept, but otherwise I have failed. Having an empty nest is not going to  kill me. It will fulfill me. Did I just say that?rcp-white-houselevipeyton-white-housewhite-house1

 Listening to Peyton on the brink of seventeen talking to his friends and reminiscing about their junior high and high school years together, I could easily have had a downpour thinking about how much I will miss these times with all of them. I feel like I’m balancing the highs and lows of letting go and I am excited to witness the miracles created by God in me…….

Published by Dana Spring Parish

wife, mother, runner, artist, animal lover,photographer, art teacher

3 thoughts on “Joy And Contentment

  1. Is that Chris Holcombe in the group of boys? If or if not. he’s taller than Peyton! WOW!!! Didn’t think that could happen!

  2. The first time i saw Chris, he was four years old and he was in the Peanut Festival kiddie parade. He was tall even then. He was wearing a cowboy hat, so he seemed even taller…..

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