Well, what can I say? When they were babies I couldn't wait til they were 7 or 8, so I wouldn't have to chase after them all day. When they turned 7 and 8, I couldn't wait til they were teens so they could mind after themselves. When they became teens, I couldn't wait til they were young adults so they would be independent. They are young adults and still trying to find their way... with the help of mom, of course.
What can I say now? I love them with all my heart and want them sincerely to succeed. A mother's job is NEVER done, but I suppose that's the beauty of it all. Never a dull moment. Aside from jet-setting around the world as the famous published author I know I'm destined to be (a mom can dream, can't she?), I truly can't live without them. And then there is always the hopeful thought of darling little grandchildren.