So, this title has nothing with the movie from 2010 with Annette Bening and Julianne Moore. I just like the title and it totally fits where I am in life.
Almost to a fault, I’m the person that is always checking on others and making sure they are okay. I’m the one sending the text messages and the calls with the “Hope you are alright” and the “thinking of you”. So, please know that I’m intensely more like that where my kiddos are concerned. You know, trying to parent from hundreds of miles away, but I’m pleased to announce that I’m doing better or at least I think I am.
My Only Begotten Son: (his words…not mine)
If I’m honest….he’s the one that I worry about the most. I feel like MY life choices put him at somewhat of a “disadvantage”. I didn’t always make great life choices and as a result, he was raised without knowing his father. Don’t get me wrong, he was/is surrounded by some amazing men that have nurtured him.
He finally has his first career (job). Now, he’s been working but I’ve always felt like they were jobs (because he needed to eat and likes nice things) and not a career.
So, Saturday, I was cleaning and he was calling…AGAIN….but a “new” face was looking at me…
After 11 years, he cut off his locs….I hadn’t seen that face since….
Lately, he’s been calling more. Our conversations are mostly about #adulting and about his new job and how he’s finally ready to settle down and get him a good woman (*insert rolling eye gif*
He seems happy….content….alright.
Marsha….Marsha…Marsha….(The Middle Child)
So, TMC recently moved to West Palm Beach from St. Louis and is beginning to grow into her 26 year old self. When I talk to her, I hear a confidence in her that I both like and admire. I mean, she has always been this no nonsense kind of girl, but I think the “rose colored glasses” have been removed and she is navigating this world with the innocence of some one who watched Disney Channel much longer than she needed to, but with the wisdom of all the matriarch’s of her/our family.
So, as she travels the world, writes her book and speaks to the NATIONS, I know that with each passing day, she’s alright.
As I’m typing this, we are on the countdown to the wedding….Nope, not my wedding…hers! (I still get heart palpitations thinking about it.)
Last year this time, she was newly engaged and graduating from college and now this year, she is prepping for her wedding…next month. In true, YoungUn fashion, this will not be a traditional wedding…..we’re going to VEGAS BABY!
I’m so proud of the woman she is becoming. Her 24 year old self, is much like her three year old self that was BUSY…questioning everything and seeing the beauty and creativity in anything. She is smart, she is bold and she just… is…
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When I think back to all that we’ve been through collectively and separately, I know that they can conquer anything.
Knowing that #thekidsarealright I can walk through this world a little more at peace.
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