“I am so lucky to have parents who are so in love, and a dad who cares so much about our family,” she wrote. “i can’t wait for a love like that!”
Words to make a mom cry. Priceless praise from a 22-year-old daughter.
I must be honest and admit that there were times when I doubted I would ever hear such affirmation from my eldest. The conflicts when I homeschooled her in elementary school, the disagreements about curfews and movies and chores and money. They happened only yesterday, but seem like a lifetime ago. Because now I see a beautiful woman who has come full circle, loving her family, appreciating her parents (can you imagine that????), and continuing to follow the faith of her upbringing.
Remind me of these wonderful truths when she comes home at Christmas and next summer and tries my patience once again with her messy room and late nights. Then again, I will need no reminders. A simple Cristi-hug will drive all the complaints away!