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amazing mother

A few weeks ago, I found myself lost in a time warp. Hours magically disappeared and I found myself wandering in the past…..

I took a trip to Target. For some, this is a weekly occurrence; for me, I have embraced online shopping for a long time, but decided to take a detour from my usual daily living.

While wandering the aisles, I looked at the arts and crafts supplies that I used to purchase in abundance. I saw the loot bags and treats to celebrate birthdays with young friends. Pretty clothing, funny tshirts, shorts, socks, small-sized sneakers… These used to be a few of my favorite things.

The shelves were crushed with fruit juice boxes and jumbo size bags of chips and snacks for packing 15 years of school lunches. I had lists of Column A and Column B choices for each child’s particular pickiness about fruits, sides, and main lunch options. Despite years of uneaten lunches and complaints, they all appear to have grown well and not a malnourished child in sight.

I am now so far away from being that parent to small children for whom I wanted to make things perfect. The attempts to find things to make them smile and be the prince or princess of their days seems long forgotten and dusty in their memories.

But, it was a reminder of where my life used to be, and transported me to another country, time, and place. Hours and years disappeared as I wandered those aisles.

I know that they cannot remember so many of the fine details that I labored over or the worries that entangled each decision for their well-being.

The life of a mother is long, as are the memories, and even when no one else can remember, we do. Our children are always in our hearts and on our minds; even the details of a life lived in the past remain with us always.

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Daily Prompt:  One-Way Street  Congrats! You’re the owner of a new time machine.  The catch? It comes in two models, each traveling one way only: the past OR the future.  Which do you choose, and why?

I CHOOSE THE FUTURE

The future is the only thing that we can change. Right now, all we have is the tiniest slip of the iceberg that can either propel or sink us. The worry and anxiety of the unknown can weigh us down, and those thoughts can paralyze, but most of us really want to be able to approach the future stronger for the lessons that we have learned and make the best use of the experiences that we have accumulated over time.

Knowing that things don’t have to be the same as they have always been ~~~ and that you can see ahead to your successes, and joys, is a gift. Take a peek into the unknown; if you don’t like it, look at another time to come. See that you can survive it and that, in the end, it really will turn out alright.

That kind of future assurance of comfort, friendship and empathy makes the journey smoother, especially, when we get past the drama.

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