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I saw this on Facebook this morning and it really had me thinking. I have an aunt who is really sick and what I remember of her most is her Pastelles at Christmas time. I have another aunt who is also ill and what I remember most about her is her lively spirit and creative nature. She always encouraged me to paint as a little girl.

My father passed away in 2000 and what I remember most (apart from his smoking and drinking) is that he had the most beautiful red smooth skin I ever saw. And when it was kissed my the sun it looked golden. He also loved the beach and would take us there often. He was a  responsible guy who was very protective of his 4 girls.

As for me, I wonder what my kids would think...
 My son at this point in his life is very outspoken and says things that is really inappropriate. I am struggling on a daily bases with him to keep his room clean, take his medicine for his seizures and getting his homework done. So basically we are constantly butting head. What does this mean??? When he thinks of me is he happy??? Do I bring create more fear in him than love???
As a family we do spend a lot of time together, but it is my prevailing voice that is constantly trying to teach him life's lessons. I really hopes he understand and appreciate... if not now later on in life.

My daughter is a ball of energy, unexpected development and the ever present power struggle to be on top. I admire her determination to learn and be in control but sometimes it leads to us facing off.. and unfortunately for her ... mommy always wins. Will she resent me for standing my ground??? Will she understand???

I can only keep my fingers crossed and hope for the best!! :)





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  1. All we can do as moms is try our best! There are no guarantees even if we are perfect. I'm sure your kids are awesome!
    Sandy

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  2. Enjoyed this one...your fears echo my own. I know you are an awesome mom and I think what the children will remember is the love!

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  3. Thank you for stopping by my blog! You sound like a really good mom. I followed you back!

    x Ellie @ Ellalogy 

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  4. Thanks for the follow! Now following back. My middle child is what we call out "wild child". I hope one day we still get along!

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  5. If you think back you will probably remember at least a few times butting heads with your dad. If we do things for our children's good they will be appreciative later. My oldest is 14 and she's gradually seeing I'm trying to help her. I'm following you back on facebook btw.

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  6. You are a great mom and you have loving family.

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  7. Thanks for your follow - I'm your newest follower back :)

    moetalksalot.blogspot.com

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