A party! This is exactly what I needed today. I just found this and am happy to join in. Follow the Ultimate Blog Party link in my sidebar, and you'll find hundreds of moms joining in the fun.
I'm here to tell you what it's like being a mom of "old" kids: motherhood never ends! I thought once they were adults I'd be "off the hook," but I'm not!
Mine are almost 30 and almost 24. My daughter, the older of the two, is a fireball, sensitive, friendly, very warm-hearted and keenly aware of morality [right/wrong]. She is a fabulous knitter. Right now she is going through a very rough time - the hardest she has ever experienced. It is hard to see her struggling. I grieve for her. The mom in me wants to fix it for her, but of course, I can't and shouldn't. She is doing a great job of working through it, but it's still hard to be a mom of a child in pain. You can say prayers for her if you want! She could use some courage, comfort, and discernment.
My son is newly married (9 months now). His wife is a real doll. They are so cute and make me happy. Son is mellow, very smart, caring, and funny. He and my DIL are vegan, and he has turned into a great cook. He loves to bake his own bread and create yummy vegan feasts. DIL is busy-as-a-bee and so hard-working. She sings in a community choir and they both have lots of friends. She is heading to graduate school this fall.
I am a quilter and a beginning knitter. I actually learned to knit about 40 years ago, but never got beyond beginner stage. I love to read, take walks, swim, spend time at lakes and in the woods. I am the grand-daughter and daughter and cousin and niece of United Methodist ministers. Yes, United Methodism is in my blood. I am currently the president of our local UMW (United Methodist Women).
I work in a public school with special ed young adults, 18-21. I'm a sign language interpreter and general assistant to all disabilities. I absolutely love my job, but I am retiring in June and absolutely love the thought of that as well.
Today I've been feeling a little sad and stressed about my daughter's current struggles, so having a Moms party is perfect. Later today I will sit back with a cold Diet Coke and start reading some of the blogs... I have a long way to go so will greet some of you over time.
Here's a toast to our children! May they be happy, healthy, and peace-loving all of their days.
my son and DIL
P.S. I decided, if I win, I would like these:
first the laptop (wheee!)
Then: 39, 11, 73, 52, 32