ARE YOU THE KIND OF PERSON WHO LOOKS FOR NEW ROADS TO TRAVEL ?
OR DO YOU PREFER STAYING CLOSE TO HOME?
This question entered my mind recently . . .
As I was out furniture shopping the sales man asked what room I was buying for. I proceeded to let him know my son had taken all his belongings (including his furniture) this year when he left for college. His response was, “Oh how sad, you should try what I just did. I bribed my daughter with a new car so she would stay home for college.” Needless to say, this led to two things.
First . . . I left empty handed
Second . . . Me thinking about what kind of mother I have been . . .
with only two children
both having moved away
THEN I REALIZED . . .
THIS IS WHAT KIND OF PARENT I HAVE BEEN . . .
ONE WHO TAUGHT MY CHILDREN TO MAKE GOALS
AND THEN DO EVERYTHING POSSIBLE TO ACHIEVE THEM, AND THEN MAKE NEW ONES.
ONE WHO TAUGHT MY CHILDREN TO THINK FOR THEMSELVES. IF THEY’RE GOING THE WRONG WAY (on the road in life) JUST TURN AROUND TRY AGAIN.
ONE WHO TAUGHT MY CHILDREN THAT WHEREVER THEY GO, MAKE NEW FRIENDS
ONE WHO TAUGHT MY CHILDREN TO EXPLORE, BE ADVENTUROUS, TEST NEW WATERS AND SOMETIMES DIVE RIGHT IN.
ONE WHO TAUGHT MY CHILDREN TO NEVER STOP LEARNING.
ON WHO TAUGHT MY CHILDREN TO FIND THEIR PASSION . . .
AND IF THAT TAKES THEM ON A ROAD FAR FROM HOME,
WELL, ENJOY THAT ROAD AND ALL THAT’S INBETWEEN.
BECAUSE WHEN THE HEARTSRINGS PULL A LITTLE TOO TIGHT, THEY WILL ALWAYS KNOW THE ROAD THAT LEADS BACK HOME.
Pictures were taken on my “road trips” to Portland Oregon, where my son is attending college and Omaha, Nebraska where my daughter and son-in-law are finishing dental school.