Ponderings of Winnie The Pooh

And thank you for a house full of people I love. Amen. ~Ward Elliot Hour

Lately, I have spent many a sleepless night thinking about my children. They have grown up so quickly, and I hear my grandmother’s voice in my head saying “take time to spend with your children, they will grow up in the blink of an eye.” I want to make the most of the moments that are left…to have ALL four of my children under my roof, safe and sound when I click the lock on the door at night. Not too many months from now, my oldest, my only daughter will be graduating from high school. Already, she is making her plans to go away to college. My heart is glad for her, that she is finding her way in this old world; but sad for me…I will miss her beyond measure, my heart aches when I think of an empty purple room that will stand silent once she is gone. She has been daily company to me for 17 sweet years, and I wonder…’How does one say good-bye?’ Even if it is only temporary. I wonder have I done enough…have I raised her well…there is so much more to do and so little time…trembling thoughts…sobering thoughts…but also thankful thoughts for having been blessed with four such wonderful and unique children. I have found much comfort in the wise words of a fluffy stuffed bear ~ Winnie The Pooh.

So in the words of a wise pooh…“If ever there is tomorrow when we’re not together.. there is something you must always remember. You are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think. But the most important thing is, even if we’re apart.. I’ll always be with you.”
“Some people care too much, I think it’s called love”

“Promise me you’ll never forget me because if I thought you would I’d never leave.”
— Winnie the Pooh (SO true…LOL…how do you say goodbye after almost 18 years together…it is hard…very hard…accomplished with much tears and even some joy…but it will get done…eventually…)

“If there ever comes a day when we can’t be together keep me in your heart, I’ll stay there forever.”

“If you live to be 100, I hope I live to be 100 minus 1 day, so I never have to live without you.”
~Winnie The Pooh

People underestimate the simple wisdom of Winnie the Pooh…a book could be written all over again just from his wisdom…I love to think about the things that he said in the simple pages of his story…:)

When all else fails a little Pooh will do…

Tonight…I want to love on my children…while my oldest, is almost grown…and my 14 year old becomes a young man…my 11 year old is still little if only in my eyes…and my time with my sweet 4 yr old baby is just beginning. I treasure each season with them.

Chloe has been my little shining star and I am so proud of her for the beautiful young woman she has become.

Of all the professions I could have chosen…Motherhood is the one that is filled with the MOST JOY!

3 Responses to Ponderings of Winnie The Pooh

  1. Amos says:

    That is a very sweet and touching post. I know you will miss her very much when she goes off to college. Love you lots!! :):)

  2. Heather T says:

    very sweet post, val…how true that time passes much too quickly…glad we can cherish each season of our children's lives…they sure are precious! hugs to you…:0)

  3. Valerie says:

    Hugs to you too Heather! 🙂 Enjoy those sweet babies of yours. Wish we could see you guys! Happy New Year!~

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