Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Soon enough...

You know what, after months of being away from the blog, except blogging about the events or the places we have enjoyed, currently I am in a frame of mind where I want to savor my kids wholeheartedly and completely and delight in the joy they bring to my life. Because now is the time with the new school year beginning, children of relatives and friends who are ready to fly the proverbial nest, to pursue their studies away from home, often cross country now, the things their parents have to say, the feelings they describe they are going through, the emptiness which is so evident in their hearts and minds, the few more days they are longing to spend with their children who are soon going to be far far away, it tugs at your heart, especially if you are mother with kids who are growing at lightning speed. The first thing you do is place yourself in those parents' shoes and feel what they feel, knowing that soon enough you will be them. Knowing that soon enough the very fights with your kids you crib about will exactly be the ones you'll crave; soon enough the physical and the mental work it takes being a mom of two young children that seems too much now would be the one you'll realize to be the sweetest, most enriching and most satisfying thing you have experienced in your life; soon enough the hugs and the kisses that are now so abundant that you often take them for granted would become rare luxuries because soon enough its going to be your kids leaping and taking flight out of your nests and eventually making their own.
Why don't I write about all these moments more often when I started this blog for just that, a tether to hold on to for just those 'soon enough' times. Well, as of now I resolve to and I will. I just want to keep the tone of this post philosophical, so whats been up with us would be the content of the next post which will come up pretty soon!

5 comments:

~nm said...

Every word you said is so true. You have captured how the hearts of mommies work so nicely :)

noon said...

So so true Neera! And I am so aware of this feeling even as I say no to KB to sit with him for five more minutes until he falls asleep because I am tired of bored of just lying there after reading to them...as I am saying no, I feel like, some day the tables will be turned...KB and KG will be so busy with their lives that I will long for a few minutes of their time...but you know after seeing so much happening to people, I feel like if I live to be that way and they are having busy happy lives, I should still be grateful!

noon said...

And yay - you have resolved to write often! Let's see!!!

Neera said...

~nm - Thank you dear! Great to have you here after a long time. Its hard not to think of what lies ahead of us when the kids seem to be growing so fast.

noon: I know - bed times are esp times when you are so exhausted from the whole day - I try to think of things I have done with them throughout the day and not feel guilty about not reading an extra book or not staying for a few more minutes. But it's hard!

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