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This Mother’s Day is particularly meaningful to me because my oldest, Miss 18 Year Old, will be graduating in a couple of weeks, and leaving for college in August. I seriously can’t believe that 18 years has went by so fast! Where did the years go? I feel like it wasn’t long enough, like I didn’t get it all done, didn’t take her to all the places I wanted to take her, didn’t teach her every last thing she needs to know, I am not finished yet, this day can’t come so soon! I am not ready yet.
That is how I feel, but I don’t think she would agree. She is ready, she is excited, she is looking forward to this next stage of her life, and leaving the nest, and spreading her wings and flying. While I can’t stop the tears from flowing, she says she won’t shed one. And I guess that is the way it is supposed to be, the way it has been for all of time. I remember being her at that age, and I felt the same way.
I must remember that I still have two at home who will be around for a while, and that I am not finished yet! I have many more cross country meets, soccer games, basketball games, and track meets to cheer at. More 4H Camps to drop off at and pick up from. More homecoming dances, proms, first dates, learning permits, driver’s licenses, and first cars. More family vacations to go on, and hopefully Miss 18 Year Old will be there for some of them. I am sure I have a few more broken hearts to tend to, more scratches, bruises, and maybe a couple of broken bones. More birthday parties, sleep overs, and fun with friends. Much more dirty laundry, stinky sports shoes, and messy bedrooms are awaiting me.
No, I am not finished yet. There is so much more left for this momma to do. Of course, as a mother to three lovely (and sometimes rotten) children, my job really won’t end until the day I die, will it? One of the most important jobs for a busy mom is to try to make sure my children eat healthy and remain active. That is not always easy in the midst of rushing around to get from work to the kids activities. So I try to buy things that are quick and easy access, but still healthy. Grocery shopping is a weekly event here when we are shopping for 5 people. I love to shop organic when I can. Both LC, myself, and the kids love these Lifeway Kefir products. They are great to have around when we have a busy week.
And on the weekends, I try to make a special breakfast and a special dinner. Something we don’t always have time for during the busy work and school week. My kids love to make juice and smoothies, and I love it too, because I know how healthy it is for them. We don’t always have time during the school year to make smoothies, but I love to have fresh fruit available for them, and we try to make them on the weekends and during the summer much more often that that. This is the spread I had on Sunday morning for us. Simple, easy and healthy. Lots of fresh fruit, Lifeway Kefir, Pro Bugs for Mr. 6 Year Old, and the smoothie maker so they can have fun making their own smoothies.