Saturday, May 14, 2011

Just for a Minute

Where did it go...I want it back...not all of it...just a few minutes of when my kids were kids...those little snotty noses, those hugs and kisses, those family get togethers when the kids were all having fun and we were gathered on holidays, ballgames, swim meets, birthday parties, school everything is so complicated...I realize I set myself up by not being more demanding and always saying whatever....well, if I had it to do over again I would insist that my kids visit me on all holidays..I would make sure they valued family time right under worship time...there would never be a question of where are we's funny when I look around...I know all families are dysfunctional....but it seems like my kids and our family had a pretty normal I see that the ones that had a crazy messed-up past stick together more than us......makes me sad...I'm happy for my kids...all grown with families of their own and I know it's selfish of me, but I want just the five of us again, just for a minute...

1 comment:

ML said...

aww..honey..makes me so sad for you! someone asked me the other day what my dream was and i said...i just want my family to be close when my kids are older. i want a packed house at holidays and i want my kids to WANT to come home from college and on weekends to spend time with us. it's mine and tim's number 1 priority (under god :) ) to make our family as close as we can. life just goes by to fast but i so learn from people like you and your advice on how to relish each and every littlenthing your child does! somedays like yesterday i wasn't the best mommy but today i start over and think ... man they will be gone before i know it so i better enjoy stepping in jelly on the floor! :) love you honey and wished we lived closer to you!!