It sucks . . . this navigating your children towards adulthood. It's heart-breaking. It's terrifying. It's exhausting. It's hard to watch them struggle. There is no difference between then and now, really, in the falling - this time it's just figuratively and the consequences can be more than just a bump. But now, there's no rushing to scoop them up, there are no gates to prevent another fall. The hugs and kisses don't work their magic like they used to. Now, you have to watch them get up on their own. The getting up has to be all them. But when they do (while you cheer and/or pray like crazy), pride fills your soul and you think, "maybe I am doing something right." Of course, then it's the next kids turn.
Thanksgiving (in the US) is approaching, so I thought today's Gobble Up inspiration should come from a Thanksgiving layout, that we can thankfully use our stash on. I found this one on Pinterest which led me to LiveLoveLaughGrowFamily's photo album.
Lots to choose from. Lots to use up.
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