So, let me guess.
You wouldn’t exactly call yourself the “perfect parent” right?
You are losing your cool weekly, but you do love your kids more than you ever thought it was possible to love another human person.
Your fear is screwing up this little person for the rest of its life.
Debbie knows just how you feel.
She was a single parent for most of her 3 girl’s lives. Sometimes if she sat and thought about being totally responsible for these 3 little lives it scared the crap out of her.
She would stop pondering that thought and live day by day; learning to find the humor on those rough days.
She knows that being a parent:
You don’t get paid in cash.
There isn’t a lot of respect thrown your way, because people don’t think you have a REAL JOB.
What she has learned on her journey through parenthood is that the joy you feel and love that you receive from these little people that grow into beautiful adults is the most wonderful feeling in the world.
Oh, yes there are trials, good times, not so good times, but in the end it is what life is about.
You may never be famous, the person next door may not even remember you someday, but those kids are your legacy.
When you give parenthood all you’ve got; it’s not just about teaching them to walk and talk and than spending the next twenty years telling them to sit down and shut up.
It is about the relationships you build with them, and the memories you have together.
Someday looking back at your life and shaking your head and saying, “I did well.” It is safe to go home in peace.
Debbie is here to share with you the greatness of being a parent, learning to enjoy those years rather than feeling like running away and jumping off the nearest cliff.
She’ll teach you how to laugh when you really want to cry.
How to share the bathroom with those little eyes watching.
It’s OK when your clothes get dirty from those little finger, or that stuff that can shot out of their mouth unexpectedly.
It’s Ok when that teenager comes home and looks you in the eye and says, “I hate you!
She’ll teach you how to grow stronger as a person and love your life. Even wake up every morning and look forward to the challenges of motherhood.
She will teach you that being a parent is fun even when the day is a disaster and everything is just pissing you off.
She’ll teach you that there is humor at the bottom of those big piles of smelly laundry.
She’ll teach you that with today’s technology it is Ok to hit the pause button or even in desperation use the rewind button and hope the remote doesn’t need a new battery.
Debbie is now the grandmother of 8 small grand kids and still finds the time to share her wisdom in raising her own daughters by herself and how she handles the grand kids with all the changes that are taking place in today’s world when it comes to raising these little jewels.
Yes, Jewels, even on those days when you say to yourself, “I brought you into this world, I can take you out.” (Don’t say that out loud in today’s world; those SS people will come knocking on your door)
Here are a few pictures she’d like to share and by looking at them she must have done something right. Wouldn’t you agree?
The Grand Kids 2013
This picture was a gift to her from her daughters