Sometimes everything has to be enscribed across the heavens so you can find the one line already written inside you. Sometimes it takes a great sky to find that small, bright, and indescribable wedge of freedom in your own heart. David Whyte

Splashdown on a Snowy Day

on January 20, 2019

Been orbiting in circumstance of motherhood
Bound in love to three sons now adult
With wives, children, houses in their care
Problems with mortgages, lost jobs and health
Now my time to listen and support
Share my hard-earned wisdom gained
When I was fifty as now they are

This orbit an amazing gift to me
To know my sons as men they have become
To tell uncensored struggles I battled through
Reveal their parents in stark honesty
To be friends with boundaries
Love exchanged and trust secured
I’m back home my muse returned to me

16 responses to “Splashdown on a Snowy Day

  1. That’s so lovely. We all need advice from those who have experienced life before us and won through.

  2. It’s wonderful that you can experience that cycle of life and be able to share what you’ve learned now that they’re old enough to listen!

  3. Dale says:

    This is a beautiful example of the circle of life. Not just birth and death are part of that circle, but the sharing of wisdom and truths and being there for each other.

  4. Eric Alagan says:

    You spoke for all of us grandparents, Ina,

    And so articulate too.

    We thought once the children reached adulthood and graduated from university, our “job” was done. Then we thought once they married, our “job” was done. All three are married and we are grandparents. But our “job” remains incomplete.

    Parenthood is a lifelong vocation. And we’ll not have it any other way.

    And it makes one wax lyrical – source for our muse. True.


    • vivachange77 says:

      Thanks for your affirmation of being parents and now grandparents, Eric. Being part of my sons’ life challenges gives me a wonderful sense of purpose. I’m so glad that I left my life in Chicago and moved here to be near family.

  5. Wilson says:

    That’s so kind of you, thanks!

  6. Resa says:

    Well, alright!!!!

  7. Yes! We have so much to offer! You are amazing

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