By that declaration, I mean my station in life. I am the 'regular stopping place' for my family members to fill their hearts or unload their baggage. It is quiet an alarming thing to realize you are the fulcrum in other peoples' lives especially children. Today I realized not only am I a grand mother but, have settled into the role my own grandmother had in my life -- balance, security, and open arms.
Each day I am the one responsible for setting the tone of our family. I really don't think I could have done this in my twenties. I was just too self-centered to give to my full attention to rearing an emotionally secure child or being a part of a successful marriage.
There is nothing better in life than to have a home life (station) that completely meets my once wandering soul's drive for adventure.
On a separate note: this morning we had a visitor. Do ya'll love finding critters at your homesteads? I know Saenz and Zephyr are nature lovers; I hope they continue far into the future to love the natural world.
This little garter snake is simply gorged on a mouse. Zephyr found it behind one of our gardens in our inner yard. I could have actually reached out and picked it up. But, since its belly was full; we left it alone.
Have a glorious week in your slices of heaven!