Monday, May 7, 2012

Glass half full or half empty?

Do you see this glass as half full or half empty?  Is your day partly cloudy or partly sunny?  I'm at the end of a stage of my life that I truly enjoyed!  I devoted all my talents, time, energy and efforts into it -  My Kids Lives.

O.K.  I said it...I will miss this stage. 

Our youngest just turned 18 and she is graduating from high school at the end of May. 

For 20 years, I have been really involved in our daughter's every day life.  A big part of that was school - 15 years.  When my girls were in grade school, I was volunteering so much, that the school offered me a job as a teacher's aide.  I LOVED it.  When we made the decision to send our girls to a Christian School, I filled in there too.  Now, I'm glad to have "done it", learned so much from it and have many wonderful memories!

However, that stage is now over.  I could be sad about this - trust me - but, I don't want to be.  This whole school year, there has been a "well meaning" mom, who keeps saying to me..."well, this is your LAST volleyball game, this is your LAST Christmas concert, this is your LAST" ....fill in the blank...all school year.  Now, I know maybe she doesn't realize she is doing this. It has been a challenge for me not to be sad already - without her help!  I just decided that NO I'm not sad, rather happy.  Happy and blessed.  

Happy that God helped me to do what I did - mistakes and all.  Blessed with wonderful memories and regrets!  

So, my glass is neither half empty or half full - rather, just right for me at this stage of my life.  

Blessings from Wisconsin. 

Growing Home


TexWisGirl said...

great job, jackie! :)

TexWisGirl said...

sorry! should have been y instead of ie! :)

OurCrazyFarm said...

The time goes so fast~ good for you to invest so much into your children's lives:)

Michaele said...

I have been raising girls since I was 18 and am now 53. In two more years the nest will be empty of girls. Some days I am like you. Some days I wish I could boot them out earlier. In either case, that well meaning mom would be just a little more than annoying.

KM Logan said...

I've come to the conclusion the only way to live without regrets is to truly appreciate the moment we are in. Such a wonderful reminder in this post. Thank you so much for linking up. Hope to see you again this Tuesday at