During the years we raised our two sons, I often struggled with leaving things completely in God’s hand. Frequently, I trusted my love for them more than His love for them and stepped in when I should have stepped back. I just completed a 2 year project. A Heritage Makers digital book with many of their childhood pictures. ( It can be viewed by clicking the link at the end of this blog..) Now that my sons are out of my reach, it is good for me and them. The only thing I can do now is pray for them, and let God work in their lives. I included this letter in the front of their book.
To my Children:
I looked through my organized chaos and found boxes labeled with Troy and Todd. I discovered old papers from nearly a quarter-century ago: your elementary and high school days. Spelling tests, cartoons, writing, artwork, theater books etc.—all these papers touched my heart in some way. I don’t know what caused this hoarding thing in me? I guess it was a Mother trying to hold on to every shred of you from your childhood. I sorted and scanned and put those memories in this album.
This album celebrates our life together through your first 20 years. Enjoy the memories, but don’t keep looking in the rear view mirror, and wishing things could have been different. The most important thing in life is – what you are doing today. Not what you are doing tomorrow. Not what you did yesterday.
Remember as you look at pictures in this album and rediscover that place deep within you that is pure play. It is still there. So sing that song and dance the dance. Go to the park, visit the zoo and play with the kids. And when you find that place of play, open up to it, you’ll discover that others around you will join in. It will give them the permission they seek to be a child again too. Life is too short. Go for it! We know we can’t live forever. Just wake up each morning happy to be alive.
As I started decluttering and living with less, I noticed the biggest change happening in my heart. I realized that happiness, contentment, and joy come from within—not from stuff or external circumstances; I hope and pray that you and yours will know that inner joy.
You are always in my mind, and will forever be in my heart.
Through the Years with the Tramba’s – click here