Thursday, May 8, 2014

Motherhood doesn't come with a manual... and a little #TBT

Where has the time gone?
No only does it not come with a manual, if it did, the darn thing would be soooo thick you couldn't carry it around!

There are so many "if thens..." that there is NO one answer to life's twists and turns.

Recently, in her sophomore year of college, my youngest daughter came to a place, one of those BIG forks in the road.  The confusion of what was right for her, a fear of the unknown, the pressure of being someone she didn't want to be came roaring up around her threatening to swallow her up.

Our advice to her was: relax.

One of the things I'd said to her time and time again, was that decisions in life are like the fingers on your hand.  You can chose to go in all those different directions.  Once you get to the finger tip, guess what?  There's another hand and another set of directions.

As we speak, she just sent in her last paper to the school she's been attending and is packing her car for a trip 7 hours across 5 states to visit her sister in Pennsylvania.  By herself.  For the first time.  Hmmm....wondering who's more nervous?  Me, I guess.  That being said, guess we've done a good job, because she's ready to go!

What sort of advice have you received from your mom or grandmother?  What have you given to your children?

Blue Mountain Cards got in touch with me and asked if I would like to participate in the "Best Parenting Advice Mom Ever Gave" and to share pearls of wisdom on their Facebook Page.  If you do, you might win a year of Blue Mountain Cards!

I'd love to hear your thoughts - you can post them here, too!

Hugs to you all... and send ME relaxing thoughts today!

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