Yesterday I treated myself to lunch at my favorite Indian restraunt and was able to overhear the neatness conversation between a mom and a daughter, nothing great just this mom telling this teenage girl what she was like as a child and it made me think about how fast childhood is over. Today Alyssa is doing a mini recital at a retirement community and Shane has his last Winter Formal for high school. (Have received two emails asking if this is a new girlfriend, I WISH! The beautiful girl in the picture with Shane is Braizlee-Shane’s BFF. I’ve been trying to get him to agree to marry her since elementary school.)
This week Alyssa and I had one of her insightful conversations which I have shared with Bubby and Sissy. She was telling me how unfair it is that Bubby is 18 and she is only eight, somewhere in that conversation she started thinking about the future and said,
“When I’m 18 Bubby will be 28 and Mom when I’m 18 Sissy will be 30.”
I don’t even like to think that far in the future. There is no telling what the next 10 years will bring, but I know that no matter what it brings me my favorite role will still be that of MOM and I will always strive to show Lena, Shane and Alyssa that they are truly the best things that ever happened to me.
This past week I’ve had several long conversations wth my Daddy and knowing that my dad is proud of me and who I am means so much to me. Sometimes with him you have to read between the lines but this week he made some comments about me and who I am and when I hung up the phone I told Carl that dad just made my day. We all have junk in our lives and it’s nice when someone recognizes the changes they see and my dad does that on a regular basis. I’ll have to tell Sandy that her influence continues to pay off..ha!!! Along the same lines Lisa and I have talked a lot and I think her and I need to write a book. I’ll have to call her tonight and see what kind of titles we could come up….I hope Gary’s home so he can put in his two cents….