They Fly Away

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The ultimate goal of motherhood

Is to raise up baby birds

Who will someday fly away.

We know that we’ve succeeded

When they no longer need us

To drive them to school

To walk them home from school

To brush or comb their hair

To give them sweet milkie at bedtime

To advise them of the dangers of riding the Blue Line at night

To advise them of the dangers of smoking cigarettes

To advise them of the dangers of drinking too much beer

To advise them of the dangers of premarital “relations”

To advise them of the dangers of washing their whites with their darks

God bless all of my fledglings today!

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9 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Bunn
    Sep 06, 2013 @ 10:59:56

    Ahhhhh

    Reply

  2. Valerie Bessl
    Sep 06, 2013 @ 18:28:54

    Well said……

    Reply

  3. Dianna
    Sep 06, 2013 @ 19:09:21

    Sweet post, Natalie. And so very true… I’m glad Virginia is agreeing with your sons!

    Reply

    • Natalie
      Sep 09, 2013 @ 12:06:41

      They traveled fifteen hours yesterday and arrived back in Newport News late last night, but in plenty of time to report for duty this morning. They fly away, they fly back, they fly away again. You are blessed to have your son so close! 😀

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      • Dianna
        Sep 09, 2013 @ 14:57:28

        Believe me, I realize that and am thankful EVERY day. Are you still planning a trip to our wonderful state?? Newport News is 20 minutes from me…if traffic is BAD!

  4. jeff noel
    Sep 06, 2013 @ 20:37:15

    Give them roots and give them wings.

    Reply

    • Natalie
      Sep 09, 2013 @ 12:08:03

      Thanks for that wise little reminder, Jeff. I love that my kids are launching — so very proud of them all. And how wonderful that they still know that home is wherever Mom is…

      Reply

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