“Gratitude is the fairest blossom which springs from the soul.” – Henry Ward Beecher.
My 16-year old daughter says, “Mom, I heard a great quote the other day:
If you raise your children, you spoil your grandkids. If you spoil your children, you raise your grandkids.”
Ah, how true that is.
We learn dual languages: one for home and one for “out there”
and we take our strange scents to school
and they pinch their noses: What’s that?
we like jeans, rock music, movies, and slang
and we are scolded for peculiar haircuts and behavior
and they grab us and ask: who are you?
What do we owe each other?
And Chloe was always late.
She kept you waiting.