Above is a picture of my son, Ben and daughter, Betsy. In the picture Ben is 3 and Betsy is 4 days old. They are now 13 and 10. Whenever I look at this picture, I am filled with many emotions including, sadness, happiness, wonder, awe, anxiety, frustration, hope and guilt.
I am filled....
I am filled with sadness because they are not babies anymore and I miss that time with them.
I am filled with happiness because they are growing to be such wonderful young people with lots of characteristics any parent would be proud of.
I am filled with wonder because, I truly "wonder" where life is going to take them.
I am filled with awe because they impress me each day with with their thinking and perspectives.
I am filled with anxiety because I worry about the world and life that surrounds them and know that I won't be able to protect them from everything.
I am filled with frustration because we don't always see "eye to eye" as they become more independent in their thinking.
I am filled with hope for the world is at their finger tips, if they will just take hold and grab it.
I am filled with guilt because I don't always make them my first priority and I've made many mistakes as their mom.
Below is a Smilebox slideshow I put together last night after looking through pictures. I made it for me, but thought I would share.
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