06 September 2006

My Finest Contribution...

No matter what I write, how well it is or isn't received, whatever accolades may be forthcoming or completely ignored, will never compare to the gift of being granted the immense privilege of being known as "Mom" by Justin and Katie. I can't imagine what my life might have been like without them. Let's just say it's been an adventure. It still is.

YES! There have been times I have felt like tearing large tufts of my hair out (there still are!). YES! I have now and again wanted to scream in frustration by some action they have taken in spite of my loudest protestations (I still do!), but when the scores are tallied, the positives leave the negatives in the dust. Most days. OK, more than half the time.

Hey, I could have done worse, right?

Thank you Justin and thank you Katie, for teaching me so much along the way, and reminding me that it all shakes out in the end, eventually.

Well, most days, right?

Needless to say, these two not only have my heart...they are my heart. It should also be noted that they know exactly how to take advantage of that fact, and still do on a continuing basis.

These two really do make me proud.

More times than not.

I love you both.



Shane said...

Katie and Justin are truly fortunate to have a mother like you! I love to read your posts about them. You speak of them so highly and with such enthusiasm.

Bill said...

What a wonderful post Susie!

I suspect I feel about the same for my children. Though they're both adults and don't seem to care for or need the advice of Dad as much as they used to, they are still the center of my world.

I agree with your very astute observation; I have also learned as much from Gabe and Liz as I have taught them. While I do not share their neo-dweebed out culture, I can still appreciate the experiences.

Katie and Justin are truly blessed to have you. You're a daisy!

Mr. Bill