Thursday, November 12, 2009
What I want for Thanksgiving and Christmas.
The other day Britni tentatively told me their plans for the holidays. I was touched that she cared about my feelings but I was concerned about how nervous she was to tell me. I told her I know how difficult it can be to juggle the holidays and that it's OK.
Later the same day, I listened to Dr. Laura as I was driving in the car and something she said regarding something totally different touched me. I wanted to remember it and share it with my kids.
She said (or something like this), that the only thing that children owe their parents is to be the best people they can possibly be. She said that once they are married their loyalty should be to their spouse.
I believe that.
I appreciate so much that Britni was concerned about being fair but I don't want any of my kids stressing about if I will be mad or not. I want all of my children to know that I appreciate them thinking about spending time with us but I won't be mad if they spend time with their spouses family or spend time with themselves as a new family. I will miss them but I will understand.
They grow up so fast.
All I want IS for them to be the best selves they can be.