Children are like Kites…

One more week and Summer 2008 will be a thing of the past.  Guess I am getting a little sentimental these days…….many reasons and many things I am thinking about.  We went out to eat at Logan’s Roadhouse Wednesday night and I got Charles to snap a photo.  I am really liking this photo (I actually think I look OK — aren’t we always so critical of ourselves?) and it will be one of our last with Malachi.  He is scheduled to leave our home soon, and that is one reason that I am savoring each moment these days.  He has been in our home for 14 months now and the pain of foster parenting is becoming a reality once again.  More on that later, as I really didn’t want to start the morning in tears!  I am also realizing (more and more every day) that the girls are SO in to the teen scene and spending time with friends is so much more important that spending time with mom and dad.  Although I will keep wathful eyes on that situation, it is still a very stark reality that my days of having them at home with me are numbered.  I am having to “let out the kite strings” a little more each day…… is a little poem for you so you can relate to that analogy.  Have a great day, and I will post some stampin’ stuff if I can find some free time today!  Enjoy your day and your weekend!

Children Are Like Kites


Children are like kites.  You spend a lifetime trying to get them off the ground.  You run with them until you’re both breathless – they crash – you add a longer tail – they hit the rooftop – you pluck them out of the spout – you patch and comfort, adjust and teach.  You watch them lifted by the wind and assure them that someday they’ll fly.  Finally they are airborne, but they need more string and you keep letting it out and with each twist of the ball of twine, there is a sadness that goes with the joy because the kite becomes more distant and somehow you know that it won’t be long before that beautiful creature will snap the lifeline that bound you together and soar as it was meant to soar …

free and alone.


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  1. What a sweet poem….it brought tears to my eyes! There is so much truth in it. Thanks for sharing!

  2. Oh my gosh, I am balling like a baby! Thanks for sharing this with all of us. It was nice meeting you at convention.

  3. Ohh! I jsut saw your link on Linz’s blog. I am starting to get a taste of this with my own little ones. You have great art work here too! TFS!

  4. Good morning, Dawn! I love your blog. So glad you wrote and led me to it. What a precious family.

    The cards you designed using Window Dressing are adorable. What a great idea to showcase the set in this way.

    I’ve bookmarked your blog. I’ll definitely be back. Blessings on your day!

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