“Life is a gift…the way to handle a gift is to be grateful.” ~ Claypool
I’m grateful that I birthed You; that I heard your first cry; that I heard your first word; that I got to cuddle you; to feed you; to bathe you and yes, even to clean you.
I’m grateful when you would run to me when I’d pick you up from school; your talks; your dilemmas; your hurts; your smile.
I’m grateful for having the privilege to homeschool you; for having coffee with you; for sitting around in our pajamas; for doing your hair.
I’m grateful that you would call me and send me encouraging notes while you were away at school; grateful for your stories; for you trusting me with your defeats.
I’m grateful that we spent every minute of your end-of-life journey together; slept together, colored, giggled, played dots…hugged, oh, how we hugged. To be able to tell you over and over again how much I loved you, and that YOU showed and told me how much you loved me.
I’m grateful that we sang together, prayed together…and got to hold you as you departed. What a privilege!
I’m forever grateful for the privilege of being your Ma, Mom, and Mommie ❤
“…the best way out of darkness is the way of gratitude.” ~ Claypool