When I was young mother, late twenties and early thirties and with my girls only twenty one months apart, I thought life at that time would never end. It was like taking care of twins. Don’t get me wrong, I loved my sweet babies. My life, like most parents, revolved around those precious girls. I would not have it any other way. Then the teenage years came and went like a Cat five, slooow moving hurricane. That kicked my ever loving mother’s rectum and butt! Next, it was graduation. One in 2008 and one in 2009. Boyfriends. A whole other story. College and more money. Today ’08 is a RN. ’09 is a teacher. Weddings! More money. Then the empty nest syndrome hit me hard. I cried for a year and longer. Oh what I would do to have them back in my arms. The years of all the upheavals, praying for Jesus to make a financial way, provide this and that. Soon I realized through many tears the arid heart of a yearning mother, was preparing them for the day I would not be around to kiss boo-boos, or make whatever situation…right. Today, I have a handsome step-son, and two beautiful daughters! How blessed I am. But I must say, one of my sweetest rewards is being a grandmother of five wild grandchildren! Hint the pics. Count them, four boys and ONE girl! My arid heart has ‘the need to be needed ‘ again.