It’s not quite as simple as I thought it would be…I still haven’t tackled a fraction of the things I dreamed life would spread out to let me bite into, and just because two are gone doesn’t mean they don’t take up a huge chunk of their mother’s heart (and also time because there is always something to send, something to pray for, something to worry about).
But these three spunky girls of ours are FUN I tell you!
They make us laugh. We are more spontaneous. They are still young so we don’t have college looming ahead just yet. The house stays so much cleaner (for real, which is weird because Max and Elle aren’t particularly messy, there’s just less “stuff” around). And it feels good to let them be the “stars” when Max and Elle have taken that spot for the last couple years.
And I love love love watching and hearing the things Max and Elle are learning and how they’re growing in ways they never could at home. It is a pretty amazing feeling as a mother to feel so at peace as to what your kids are doing who are far away from you.
I’ve mentioned before that my sister cracks us up when we get together because she always says, “my kids are in the best stage!” no matter what stage it is. And you know what? She’s right. Just like I didn’t know to look forward to having teenagers, I didn’t know to look forward to this stage either. Motherhood sure takes you on a crazy and sometimes unexpected ride I tell you!