You're gonna love it....You get to give them back. That's what I heard over and over again when people found out I was gonna be a Mimi - AKA - G-mom for the 1st time.
And I just didn't get it. Honestly, I had no clue what they meant. I never had wanted to give my kids up. I adored being a mom and adored even more being pregnant.
And then, the time came when the g-kids ran circles around me like my kids had, except I was older. 20 some years older, in fact.
And I got it then. I was tired. Dog tired. So, when it was time for them to go, I was ready for a long nap, LOL! Something I didn't do much as a new mom.
Not much later, when the G's went home to mommy and daddy, Mimi and Poppy were chillaxing at the house with no worries of baths and what's for dinner and all the other things.........
And for the 1st time, I appreciated the raw beauty and joy of giving something back, something precious and real that I love very much.
Holding on loosely til I saw them again. And I thought man, if we only could do that in ALL our relationships, how much more enjoyable would they be....
HOLDING ON LOOSELY to all of them. Taking comfort in knowing we are loved and love them too, even if we have to do it from afar
Thats what I'm hoping for you today as the old song goes.... Hold on loosely and don't let go. If you cling to tightly, you're gonna lose control.
PS. Aren't they the cutest?