So having done these things (Pam's cookbook found, shears found, junk stuff too old to eat but had fallen between the 2 rows of cookbooks tossed) I also found this plate made by Cara. It used to hang in my kitchen and I think it needs to be hung up again. I think you might have to click on the picture to read all the sweet words she wrote back in the day. It's very nice when children grow up and as adults still see us as wonderful parents that we are and not as the adults who might have disappointed them. I see this so often in adult children and wonder about the saying:
"The older I get, the smarter my father seems to get."--Tim Russert.
May all you readers realize that life is hard, that being parents is hard, that your perceptions may not be real but they are yours. Look closely at how you treat your loved ones...it may be the last chance you have one day and causing hurt and pain are memories that never fade.