Last week, I recorded an acoustic rendition of my song “Watching You Grow.” I want to share a slide show with my song in honor of Mother’s Day.
Sharing my childrens’ pictures and myself is very personal; most bloggers are much more private than I am. But I love to share the images that stir up feelings and memories for me. My children are okay with it; my youngest son even helped me to improve my slide show.
I’ve written so much about my child who wasn’t able to grow up. But my living children are precious to me and thankfully; I am very close to all three of them.
I am a very emotional person and cry easily. Happy tears and painful ones marked every step of their growth. The lyrics of “Watching You Grow” mention my tears and I cried a lot throughout their childhood.
More stories, recordings and performances of this song: WATCHING YOU GROW
My children know I love them, but cannot imagine the depth of that love. Until they were born, I had no idea either. All of that led to another song of mine named, “No Words.”
Watching my children grow wasn’t just an observation, I grew along with them. I constantly had to devise strategies to get through the most difficult times. I often felt very much alone. When my parents became ill, I was overwhelmed coping with their care and the needs of my children.
Choosing to divorce after 31 years of marriage affected my children, even though they were not young children. Initially, I agonized about that effect, but all of us have moved forward in positive ways with our lives. It has been almost four years since I moved out to start a new life and I’m relieved at how well my children and I have adapted.
I am 56 years old and strive to take baby steps toward growth every single day of my life.
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