It seems like just yesterday when Jamie and Tim would look with the gleam like Scott has in his eyes. Eyes of excitement, of wonder, of adventure, of treasures untold. One smile like their’s would melt away the doubts of how we would be as parents, of times of testing, of trying new things. While sometimes we were able to carry them upon our backs or in our arms, there were other times we had to let them walk it out on their own, hard as it was. Nevertheless, in the end, the ‘hike’ was well worth it, and well beyond words.
While sometimes they could only see coal, we saw the diamonds they are – even if there were times they were in the (very!) rough. There were times we wondered if WE were of any value, when all we had to do was dig a little deeper, look a little harder to uncover the hidden gifts inside.
This Mother’s Day weekend, wherever your children are, remind them of the treasure they are, deep within your heart. Remind them no matter what, home is where the heart is, and they will always have a home, deep within, yet gleaming brightly from inside out, forever and s’mores.
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Care Tuk is a nationally known speaker, educator, and retreat/workshop leader. She has been a school, hospital, and home health occupational therapist for more than 30 years. She has been named as a Top Business Woman in America and recognized for her work with youth, disability outreach and awareness, and the American Cancer Society.