I hope she does not mind me borrowing this amazing,powerful, simple, truthful quote.
Hold your children
with open arms, so
they always know
they can come
home to you.
As some of you know, my daughter Shannon is now a young productive lovely amazing busy determined frazzled young woman.
I am in such awe of her, and her inner strength, to overcome obstacles and do the right thing.
Shannon is now planning a wedding with her Jeffrey, going to school full-time and working full-time. She is maintaining grades that I am so proud of, Deans' List included.
I worry about her, and how full her plate is, but I know that she is doing exactly what she feels is important at this time to obtain her goals.
We have always been so close, from babyhood. She is my bright star. My arms have always been open to her, and believe me, there were times, that either her or I were not sure that we wanted to be lovey with each other (yes there were molehills and there were mountains of issues during our lives)but, we always knew that, no matter what, our love was guaranteed to be unconditional.
I want Shannon to know that my door is always open, and I want her Jeffrey to know that is now his door also. I love them both. I am so happy they found each other.
Reading Lori's post today made me feel the need to write this to Shannon and let Jeffrey know now also, that my heart is always open for our children.
On a side note but related:
Shannon welcomed her step-father, my second husband, into my life.
She knew before I did, that I needed and deserved someone who cherished me.
Shannon and her step-father have a blessed relationship. She welcomes his wisdom and his opinions and criticisms, if necessary. Shannon Never misses an opportunity to let her Step-Father know how much he is loved, respected and cherished-never a birthday or fathers' day or other event is missed without proper acknowledgment of how he holds a special place in her life.
I want to thank Shannon for that, over and over. I am so thankful that she has this relationship with this deserving man, my husband.