I was Christmas shopping at the mall with Anthony, my seven year old grandson. He saw a bell ringer from the Salvation Army. He chimed in with the … Continue Reading Sharing with the Bell Ringer
"A mother is not made so much in the birth of a child as in what she births in the child." Debra Susan Bowman
Mother’s day should not be so much about how the kids turn out, but about turning out for the mother (grandmother) who gives so much. A true (grand)mother gives her time, her finances, her attention, her toil, her hopes and dreams, in short, she gives whatever it takes for the children to have the opportunity to grow up whole, healthy and happy, even if, and especially if, it is her children’s children.
Today is mothers day. What a great day to celebrate all that a mother is. But, today is a sad day for many grandmothers. From the moment Eve had Cain children have not always made choices that honored their mother. But let’s not make being a mother about what the kids do with the life they are given. Let’s make it about honoring the mother, or grandmother, who gives them the life they have. Let’s make it a time to be thankful for all the effort a mother (In this day and age a grandmother) who gives so much in the parenting, or reparenting, of another generation, where mom has gone absent.
So, grandmother, take a twenty four hour vacation from all you worry about, and just relax. For today, for this twenty four hours, set it aside to celebrate what you do for the other 24/7 - 364, lets turn out for all the grandmothers and say a big, huge, thank you.
You are loved! You are saving a generation. Their children are your children. Celebrate the opportunity to reparent and you will receive the greatest joy a mother can have; to save a child, to grow a child, so they might be all they should be for their child.
Today is an awesome day January 21st, National Hug Day! There are many ways to hug, use this day as a reminder to do just that! My grandson learned hugs … Continue Reading The Hugeness of Hugs
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By Debra Susan Bowman You can learn from leaves. This amazing Autumn season can reveal fresh ways you can face your challenges in life. Here are 5 things about autumn leafs … Continue Reading 5 Ways to Enhance Your Life By Turning Over a New Leaf
Autumn is in the air And we love it in all it’s glory. The way grands and kids enjoy Is their own unique story. The view of colorful leaves Creates … Continue Reading Fondness for Fall
Happy Grandparent’s Day Sun. Sept 9th! A friend told me that this week. I told her, every day we celebrate grandparent’s day! We are raising our 5 year old grandson … Continue Reading Happy Grandparent’s Day!
The summer has gone fast! Don’t regret how the days fly by, remember each one is an opportunity to impact the lives of those around you, especially the young ones. … Continue Reading A New Era
Life is a journey. Sometimes in the midst you have marvelous smaller journeys. People do this all the time with young ones. If you’re a parent with a toddler, your … Continue Reading How to Survive Five Days in New York City With a Five Year Old
I recently turned on Sirius radio and heard Jerry Lee Lewis sing, “There’s a whole lot of shaking going on.” I thought, “Instead of shaking there’s a whole lot of … Continue Reading A Whole Lot of Breakin’ Going On