far away from strawberry ice cream and morning glories

Watching the stress fade from my daughters’ smiles fills me up.

For three years, I’ve struggled with how to mother my adult children. Their independence left me feeling useless.

The girls no longer need me to direct them. Their internal compasses are true.

Having the girls home over the last two weeks made everything clear. Every time that I hugged them, I felt their bodies soften as they paused in my embrace. I could feel the energy leaving my body and filling them up. Each day they seemed more centred, more grounded.

Nothing profound happened. There were no remarkable discussions. Simply the ease of being together in our family home, enjoying each other, calmed them.

The girls delighted in everything about ‘home’.. They want to know every detail of the new flower beds, the barn and the soon-to-be swimming hole. They need to feel  connected. That connection is the strength that carries them through their daily lives far away from morning glories and homemade strawberry ice cream.

I finally get it…

Strawberry Ice Cream

makes 1 quart

1 quart  frozen strawberries,  thawed – save juice

2/3 cup sugar

2 cups whipping/heavy cream

Place strawberries, juice and sugar in food processor and pulse until smooth

Pour strawberry mixture into the bowl of your ice cream maker while it is running

Add cream

Follow ice cream machine manufacture’s directions

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