May 10, 2009

A FAMILY

Need more perspective today?

A family came into the store this morning: a father and four pre-teens, probably ranging from age 10-15.  They were there to buy a memorial bouquet to put at their mother's grave.

I barely managed to keep the tears in.

My life is good.

Posted by: Sarah at 04:07 PM | Comments (4) | Add Comment
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1 You might imagine my reaction. I, too, have four kids. 

Posted by: David Boxenhorn at May 11, 2009 01:58 AM (DR5l7)

2 David -- I didn't make the connection, but now of course I do...

Posted by: Sarah at May 11, 2009 06:16 AM (TWet1)

3

That's why I never take anything for granted. When people complain to me about their parents, I listen as a friend and say nothing. When people are unreasonable about their parents short comings I remind them that parenthood does not come with a rule book.

When they complain too loudly about the bickering or the neediness or whatever their 'issue' is. I gently remind them that some day all the things they are currently bitching about they will miss and wish they had back even for 5 minutes. And then I also remind them I sadly know it as a fact.

Even with everything that went on this weekend, my life is still good. Thanks for posting this Sarah, I needed a little reminder this morning.

Posted by: Mare at May 11, 2009 07:06 AM (y9A8i)

4 I would have cried.  For certain.

I know I certainly welled up when both girls remembered at the same moment that they great-grandma card they wanted to get would not have a recipient this year.  I wanted to buy it anyway.

I'm having trouble with perspective at the moment, but I'm working on it.

Posted by: Guard Wife at May 11, 2009 09:19 AM (qk9Ip)

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