GRATEFUL GIRL'S THOUGHT FOR THE DAY
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There are a lot of Mom hearts breaking wide open this second Monday in the New Year.
Not because it's unseasonably cold in some areas and unnaturally warm in others.
Not because our favorite pick for Best Television Drama Series got dissed last night. Stupid Handmaid's Tale. Okay, fine, it's probably a great show with a good message. But still; dumb #goldenglobes Stranger Things was robbed, I tell you! I digress.
And it's not even because our I-Phone batteries' lives are suddenly vaporizing into thin air. #whattheheckapple
For many a mother, this January day is a sad one because one or more of their children have returned to college after spending a long holiday break home with their Mamas. (And Padres and siblings, too.)
Look, I know there are bigger fish to fry than driving your kid back to school. I agree that it's a wonderful thing to have children learning and growing and becoming fully-baked adults at institutes of higher learning so that they can lead wonderfully fulfilling and meaningful lives in which they are contributing members of society.
Ergo, I acknowledge that sending a kid back to university life is not a reason to cry for hours on end. I mean, I know it in my head.
It's just that, sometimes realizing we can't hug our kids for a month or more is just a really tough pill to swallow, that's all. So cut the Moms a little slack, okay? Our hearts just hurt when our children (and nieces, nephews and godchildren) are far away from us. Sniff.
We are sorry for being sad about it but there's no need to make us feel worse by minimizing or mocking our heartache, capsice? #haveaheart
Hang in there, Beans...and you, too, sad Moms everywhere lamenting empty bedrooms et al. PK's got your back, yo. #hugs
The Baptism of the Lord MK 1:7-11 This is what John the Baptist proclaimed: “The one who is more powerful than I is coming after me; I am not worthy to stoop down and untie the thong of his sandals. I have baptized you with water; but he will baptize you with the Holy Spirit.” In those days Jesus came from Nazareth of Galilee and was baptized by John in the Jordan. And just as he was coming up out of the water, he saw the heavens torn apart and the Spirit descending like a dove on him. And a voice came from heaven, “You are my Son, the Beloved; with you I am well pleased.”