Watching memories drive away.
Rosalinda gets personal:
In my navy blue suburban, we took family vacations, drove around my sons and their friends, had great conversations on the way home from school, drove on field trips, picked up groceries, toured around out-of-town family, and our sons learned how to drive in this navy blue Suburban.
I had the time of my life in this navy blue Suburban!
Recently, as I walked through a children’s museum, I saw two little boys who seemed to be the same number of years apart as my sons. From a distance, I observed as the older brother watched over his little brother with such tenderness and care. Those were “my sons.” Naturally, I got sentimental and shed a couple of tears of joy, and even yearned for those times.
I ask myself, crying as I write this piece, will I ever stop from missing those days? Will I ever be able to just smile fondly and move on when I see a navy blue Suburban? Not likely. You know, I’m okay with that. The privilege, blessing from heaven, wonderment, satisfaction, and gladness I experienced during those years with my two sons, are worth the tender tears and sometimes wistful emotions, that I hope to feel, forever.
My thoughts: Parents, while there are moments that you feel like you may never get through a stage with your child, you will, I promise. Keep in mind, they are the ones “going through it,” looking for guidance and patience from you; you’ve already been there. Therefore, it is up to you to maintain a calm and civil tone, a loving attitude, understanding, boundary-setting, and above all consistency for your ever-changing child.
Show them, every day, that you are glad that they are in your life, and that they are the best part of your life. NEVER say or do anything that would make them feel that they are in your way, a burden, or an obstacle from letting you “live your life.”
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Rosalinda Oropeza Randall, Social Skills and Civility Presenter, Media Source, and author of “Don’t Burp in the Boardroom.”
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