Seasons of Motherhood; On Preparing For My Version Of Empty Nesting 

“Children are like kites…You spend a lifetime trying to get them off the ground. You run with them until you are both breathless. They crash. They hit the rooftop. You patch and comfort, adjust and teach. You watch them lifted by the wind and assure them someday they’ll fly. 

Finally, they are airborne. They need more string and you keep letting it out. But with each twist of the ball of twine, there is sadness that goes with joy. The kite becomes distant and you know it won’t be long before that beautiful creature will snap the lifeline that binds you two together and will soar, as it is meant to soar, free and alone. Only then do you know you did your job.”Erma Bombeck 

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Diamonds Are Made In The Rough

No matter what you have been through, make every one of your experiences count for something. Be better because of them. Don’t be defined by them, don’t let them make you someone you know you are not. Your strength is not built on just letting things be, but through resistance. Through overcoming things, you once thought you couldn’t. Diamonds as I have learnt are made in the rough, be one of them. 

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