My mother has a saying, “Life is not a parking lot. It is more of an ocean.” She describes all of the change that is never-ending in your life. People always expect life to be the same, but in reality, it is rolling like an ocean.
Some people, like Pocahontas, embrace this change. She explains in “Just Around the River Bend,”
What I love most about rivers is:
You can’t step in the same river twice
The water’s always changing, always flowing
But people, I guess, can’t live like that
We all must pay a price
To be safe, we lose our chance of ever knowing
What’s around the river bend
Waiting just around the river bend
I dramatically changed my life and that of my family, by marrying Hot Hubby. I knew I was making the right choice, but I knew my family dynamic of “Three Musketeers” would be no longer. Now when the family assembles, every one still wants their one on one time with Mom. I try to accommodate the requests, but someone always feels left out or slighted. As a result, I feel pulled in multiple directions. I try to please everyone, but end up pleasing no one.
Pocahontas embraces what’s around the river bend. I think I know what is around this river bend. My girls will only want my attention, until they get a husband of their own. The pull will end, when they have their own children to chase. I will have grandchildren to love and treasure. Our family will grow larger and stronger. And I get to grow old with a wonderful man. I think that is worth whatever waterfall or rapids we are traversing right now. Don’t you?
What is around your river bend?
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