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  My role is obsolete.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…….

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3 Comments

  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. Chris Holcombe’s Mom & Dad are tall, so I guess it could happen!

  3. 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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