"When they're little they're a handful,My load is lighter these days than it once was as I have fewer 'handfuls' and many are past being a 'headful', but I was reminded of the 'heartful' this morning when Chet called me. His first words were,
When they're bigger they're a headful,
But they're always a heartful."
"Hi Mom, I'm in the Urgent Care Center..."From hundreds of miles away the bottom dropped out of my stomach as I waited for the details that would tell me if I needed to catch a plane or just listen. Thankfully, I only had to listen--a nail went through his foot.
My Mom lived out her love for me, always listening but coming when she knew I needed her, even when I didn't know I needed her. I hope that I will also prove the Mother-love I confess and will do my best to be there for my children "in a heartbeat".