With two grown children out of the house I pray I did most things right and they appreciate the type of mother I have been with them. With one left in my nest getting his drivers permit the reality that he too will be gone soon has really set in.
Sometimes I feel sad that my children had parents who were divorced, but I also know that I was more whole because I was free. It did make life harder but it also made me stronger and that much more determined to be the best I could be for them. That has always been my goal. They were my number one priority.
Over the last few years my journey seems to be coming full circle. Someone from 30 years ago, whom I always regretted losing stepped back into my life. I finally feel like my family is whole again in many ways.
As my son was driving the other night he said to me that Mike and I are “goals.” I asked what he meant by that. He stated that we have the type of relationship everyone wants. I was completely blown away. Here was my 16 year old telling me I had it right.
It made me feel good that he respects Mike so much and that he could see how a genuine relationship should be. I am so glad he has that as a goal for himself one day as well.