The following is a short excerpt from my new book, Spinning in Circles and Learning from Myself: A Collection of Stories that Slowly Grow Up. It is a celebration of Mothers alongside a nod in honor of the forever-ness of growing up.
Happy Mother's Day!!!
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Our kids are watching us. They're making observations and connections that we may never be aware of. So I suggest we do our best to always be an adult we are proud of, someone that makes being grown up look fun and free, kind and reflective, healthy and happy!
Now that my sisters, brothers and I are grown, I notice we all pretty much adore gathering together for adult conversation and forever flowing pots of coffee! My brothers--who were once on the spectrum of autism and appeared to have absolutely no interest in anyone other than themselves and their obsessions--now call me up to see if I have time to sip and chat.
So as I sit and sip my adult brew, and look far off into myself, I feel as though I am mostly grown-up. I see a bit of my mom in me, and that's beautiful!
If you'd like to read more musings and celebrations on topics ranging from parenthood to sexual awareness to poverty, I invite you to purchase the book. It is available at many online stores. This link will take you to Spinning in Circles and Learning from Myself: A Collection of Stories that Slowly Grow Up on Amazon. Again, Happy Mother's Day!!