I like to keep track of the moments in my life that clearly show me that God is in control and he has a sense of humor.
I’ve been keeping a list:
- I woke up from the coma
- I had four children
- Surprise twins ~ they do not run in our family
- Athletic multi-sport twins – very funny
- I have twin daughters who were near tears when I suggested they wear mascara for their senior picture.
- Twin daughters who actually voluntarily signed up to be soldiers ~ because I am a total wuss.
- They are shipping out for basic training on the exact day of the crash which was 21 years ago.
I am humbled daily by this motherhood gig. I am not qualified.
I am overwhelmed.
God is laughing because The Grunter made it too easy last year by requesting nothing and not even participating in the ceremony.
So this year, I have two participating and nothing I do is right.
I have spent the last few days designing their graduation announcement and planning a dual graduation open house/going away party on very little sleep and very little money.
I am tired. I am not in control.
I know this.
But I did actually finish the graduation announcement and matching party invitation.
Thursday evening I spent hours helping Roger Leroy make a slide show for the party that will melt the coldest heart…
And after watching it and listening to the sad music she insisted on putting with the slideshow about ten times, I collapsed in an exhausted heap on the couch and realized this…
I am overwhelmed with pride for the women they are becoming. And the decisions they have made. And the unconditional love I have for them is still here ~ even on the worst days when no one has the grace or good manners to say, “Thanks Mom.”
Design kit by FishScraps
But I would be lying if I didn’t tell you that there is a quiet place in my head and heart that looks forward to some quiet, calm days that will be a welcome relief from this chaos we’ve been living in the last few months.
Have a fabulous weekend and please send any prayers, well wishes or parenting tips to survive these final senior days!