This is what life looks like with 4 daughters on a quickie return trip home to California. Truth is, one of the four was missing at the house and still, I got this! (You should have seen “this” at dance recital time!) And, reality is, I so miss this…this stuff and messes and emotionally charged moments, broken hearts, happy dances, laughter, lots of laughter, good news and unfulfilled expectations. It’s a visual reminder of the sweet but oh so challenging years of raising daughters. (Alone I might add.) Nope, wouldn’t change a thing. Perhaps I would have stressed less, spoke softer and cared a little more, or less, on certain issues but you know, it was what it was and we survived and still loved each other through it…and the Jesus Christ Superstar sandal stealing, and the kind words that fell on a “deaf” recipient, we got through it. Yep, those were the good years. And there are more to come. But we will not be living under this same roof anymore. And, I will always miss those days. So yes, this mess is crazy but it’s also amazingly wonderful and a great reminder of how blessed I have been to have been called “momma” by four terrific daughters…all grown up now. Bring on the clothes, make-up, fighting, hugs and sloppiness. Life happened here…in these very messy rooms.
And that my friends, is how it rolls. Love ’em. Hold them close, let them fly, and always cherish the moments.