THE BEST PARTS OF ME-Unhanding My Children. (Audio Blog)
Hello Friends! Happy Mothering Day!
No matter who you are or where you are on your life journey, motherhood has touched you. You have mothered, you have been mothered or maybe you are hoping to mother. Maybe this year your oldest is about to be out the door and on her way. Maybe your little babies are growing up too fast. Or maybe, like me, you’ll be spending your first Mother’s Day without your mom. It could be this Mother’s Day finds you so in the thick of being a mama that honestly, imagining them grownup and gone is your wish when you blow out your birthday candle this year. Listen, if a mother tells you she’s never had that thought….well, I’m going to shut my mouth before I judge!
It’s all part of it, isn’t it? Every single emotion known to mankind all tangled up together. That, my friend, is mothering–the giving of it and the receiving of it.
One of the greatest gifts of being fifty-nine is time. I have some now. Time to look back–to be on the gentle, backside slope of mothering. To be no longer on the front row, but in the cheering section. It’s good over here, and I would not lie to you, but some days I go wandering back.
I hope as I read this little Mother’s Day chapter to you, you’ll be reminded of the artistry and goodness of God. This whole mothering thing was his very grand idea. From start to finish.
(This is a stand-alone chapter of an essay book project that will be complete in 2020. Stay tuned here for future sneak peeks).
Recorded and edited by Jason James.
Music by www.bensound.com